‘So Help Me God’
UPDATE: Kim Kardashian says this 13th century symbol for the Virgin Mary is the cover for “All Day”, implying that it’s not the album.
There ya have it. In one fell swoop of a tweet, Kanye kicks off the month of March with the album title and artwork above.
Also today, Kanye’s run in Europe continues with another performance of “Only One” with another clean set and lighting accompanying it. Diggin’ this one as well along with the Skavlan performance yesterday.
And finally, Vic Mensa played “All Day” out in London and here’s our first full listen of the explicit version below. Pretty solid quality so if you can’t wait til the CDQ drops, give this a play below.
Above is some cool and chilling backstage footage of Kanye West moments before he took the stage at the BRITs this week to perform “All Day”. It’s like the calm before the storm… or fire, rather, of “All Day”.
Thank you God for giving us the ability to express ourselves. 1-2-3 ALL DAY!
ICYMI: “Only One” LIVE on Skavlan | “All Day” co-producer speaks on creation of the song
The release of the week was of course Kanye West’s “All Day”, which is not officially out yet just on replay via the live performance debut at the BRITs.
You know by now… the beat goes. But who was behind it? It’s easy to assume Kanye, but French Montana instagrammed it was co-produced by himself and an unknown named Velous.
Well, meet Velous.
MTV was able to link up with the New Yorker and Velous described his role in crafting the beat that we’re all soon going to get hype to. The summary: he made it for French, Kanye somehow heard it and loved it and then he and French (yup French too) added their own layers and tweaks. Watch Velous describe it more in-depth above. Can’t wait for this studio version.
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Kanye’s gonna stunt about this one. I would too.
His new single “All Day” leaked in atrocious quality form earlier this week, but that didn’t stop the interweb fiends from listening and sharing to propel “All Day” to the #1 spot on the new Billboard Trending 140 chart. If you click on it now, the chart is ever-evolving, but at one point, ‘Ye was on top of ’em all again.
Now I can’t wait for the official version to drop.
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