New Slaves - Kanye West, Yeezus

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

New Slaves - Kanye West, Yeezus

Friday, 1 December

There's a reason Chris and Travis love Yeezus so much—and New Slaves is pretty much that reason. They're here to convince you why the song is so important to not only the narrative of the album, but to the narrative of Kanye West as a whole, and what the idea of being a "new slave" represents to his body of work. Expect plenty of comparisons to Adam Sandler movies, There Will Be Blood, Akira, and that Alanis Morissette song that had everybody confused about what "irony" meant for a while.

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