Kanye West: “New Slaves” Second Verse Is Best Rap “Of All Time” – Do You Agree?

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Kanye West might be in trouble for Friday’s paparazzi photographer attack, but he’d rather talk about his music — specifically, how it’s the best ever. On Saturday, he made a bold claim.

West tweeted, “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.” Wow. For reference, here’s the verse in print, with the audio below:

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
I see the blood on the leaves
I see the blood on the leaves
I know that we the new slaves
I see the blood on the leaves
They throwing hate at me
Want me to stay at ease
F*ck you and your corporation
Y’all n*ggas can’t control me
I know that we the new slaves
I know that we the new slaves
I’m about to wild the f*ck out
I’m going Bobby Boucher
I know that p*ssy ain’t free
You n*ggas p*ssy, ain’t me
Y’all throwing contracts at me
You know that n*ggas can’t read
Throw on some Maybach keys
F*ck it, c’est la vie
I know that we the new slaves
Y’all n*ggas can’t f*ck with me
Y’all n*ggas can’t f*ck with Ye
Y’all n*ggas can’t f*ck with Ye
I’ll move my family out the country
So you can’t see where I stay
So go and grab the reporters
So I can smash their recorders
See they’ll confuse us with some bullsh*t like the New World Order
Meanwhile the DEA
Teamed up with the CCA
They tryna lock n*ggas up
They tryna make new slaves
See that’s that private owned prison
Get your piece today
They probably all in the Hamptons
Braggin’ ’bout their maid
F*ck you and your Hampton house
I’ll f*ck your Hampton spouse
Came on her Hampton blouse
And in her Hampton mouth
Y’all ’bout to turn sh*t up
I’m ’bout to tear sh*t down
I’m ’bout to air sh*t out
Now what the f*ck they gon’ say now?

There you have it. Take a listen to the (obviously explicit) track below. Do you agree with West about it being the best rap verse in history?

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