Kanye West’s ‘New Slaves’ Has The Best Hip-Hop Verse Of All Time?

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By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Kanye West’s Yeezus album contains the best verse in rap history….at least, according to him. The outspoken rapper took to Twitter  on Saturday (July 20) to declare that his verse on “New Slaves” is a historical one.

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“I open the debate… The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best rap verse of all time….meaning … OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD.” Ye wrote.

 

A mighty claim, indeed. Fans quickly bombarded Ye with their thoughts. The original tweet was RTed some 36000 times. MTL Hope Deezy laughed “@kanyewest you are one crazy bastard” while Ray The Creator chided the rapper for being deluded. ”
“STOP TAKING DRUGS MAN. @kanyewest”

The verse in question includes lyrics like, “I throw these Maybach keys/I wear my heart on the sleeve/I know that we the new slaves/I see the blood on the leaves” and “F— you and your Hampton house/I’ll f— your Hampton spouse/Came on her Hampton blouse/And in her Hampton mouth.”

One OG who seemed to side with Ye or at least agreed to debate the topic is Chuck D. “@kanyewest yup it’s a lot to think about. Solid execution indeed” the Public Enemy frontman shared.

 

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