Kanye Reveals ‘Yeezus’ Features At NYC Listening Session

‘Yeezus’ To Feature Chief Keef/Justin Vernon Song & A Rework Of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”

(AllHipHop News) On last year’s “Mercy” Kanye West rapped about how he doesn’t do any press, but he gets the most press. That point was made clear once again after the Chicago rapper/producer hosted a listening session for his Yeezus album last night at New York City’s Milk and almost immediately info began leaking out.

This biggest news from the event was the announcement that rapper Chief Keef will appear alongside Grammy winning folk singer Justin Vernon on a song called “Can’t Hold My Liquor.” Both Keef and Vernon have worked with Kanye before but never on the same song.

Vernon (who performs under his band’s name Bon Iver) added vocals to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’s “Monster” and “Lost in the World.” Kanye co-opted Keef’s “Don’t Like” for the Cruel Summer compilation which included a verse from the teenage rapper.

Another much talked about Yeezus track is a mash-up of TNGHT’s “Higher Ground” with the classic Billie Holiday lynching protest song “Strange Fruit.”

Kanye also confirmed that French EDM duo Daft Punk assisted on several songs on Yeezus, and as previously reported, Rick Rubin executive produced the LP.

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Yeezus is scheduled for release June 18th.

source: Pitchfork