Kanye West continues to project his song “New Slaves” on building across the world. Yesterday on 5/23 Ye blessed Philly and 23 other states and/or countries. According to his website the projections were scheduled at the Eastern State Penitentiary – 10:30-11:30pm, Franklin Institute – 9:45-10:45pm, The Barnes Foundation – 9:00-10:00pm . This didn’t come without controversy. Some organizations felt they didn’t want Kanye’s new slaves projected on their building because of the cursing and message of the song. Coincidentally, The Barnes Foundation never projected the song at the scheduled time, however The Franklin Institute (right across the street from the Barnes Foundation) did. Check pictures and video below.
Check the full song below and check the rest of his SNL performance HERE.
Here are some of the important parts of the message Kanye is trying to send
My momma was raised in an Annotateera when
Clean water was only served to the fairer skin
Doing clothes you would have thought I had help
But they wasn’t satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself
You see it’s broke nigga racism
That’s that “Don’t touch anything in the store”
And this rich nigga racism
That’s that “Come here, please buy more
What you want, a Bentley? Fur coat? A diamond chain?
All you blacks want all the same things”
Used to only be niggas now everybody playing
Spending everything on Alexander Wang
Like the New World Order
Meanwhile the DEA
Teamed up with the CCA
They tryna lock niggas up
They tryna make new slaves
See that’s that privately owned prisons
Get your piece today
They prolly all in the Hamptons
Braggin’ ’bout their maid
Here is Kanye after an impromptu performance of this song
Read this interesting article and analysis of Ye’s new album “Yeezus” HERE.
Do you agree with Kanye’s message?