Kanye West performs five new songs at Governors Ball


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Kanye West headlined the final day of Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City last night. The setlist included several new songs, presumably from his forthcoming album Yeezus, including “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves” (which Kanye previously performed on Saturday Night Live), along with tracks titled “Onsite”, “I Am A God”, and “Send It Up”. Watch fan footage below.

During the concert, Kanye also addressed the unique promotional campaign behind Yeezus, specifically the lack of a single and minimalistic artwork. “You know with this album, we ain’t drop no single for radio. We ain’t got no big NBA campaign or nothing like that. Shit, we ain’t even got no cover. We just made some real music. Back when I used to make albums and shit a couple years ago, three years ago, four years ago, we’d go away and work for the albums five months or something, we’d always have to hold the album to August or September, perfect moment and shit because it means I think you’re going to sell more because I think you’re going to get more audience and radio and shit. Honestly at this point when I listen to radio, that ain’t where I wanna be no more. Honestly at this point, I could give a fuck about selling a million records. As long as I put out an album for the summer that you can all rock to all mother fucking summer. Because at this point I don’t really give a fuck about outside opinions.”

Yeezus arrives in eight days time, June 18th, via Def Jam.

“I Am A God”:

“Send It Up”::


“Black Skinhead”:

“New Slaves”:

Photo by Jeremy D. Larson