Kanye West & Miley Cyrus’ “Black Skinhead” Remix Surfaces: Listen

After the 2013 MTV VMAs, Kanye West made waves by reportedly hitting the studio with Miley Cyrus for a “Black Skinhead” remix. Remember, this was at the height of her “controversial” “awakening,” and when Kanye was in peak ego-troll mode. It was a whole big thing. A few weeks later, Mike Will Made It confirmed that the remix was almost finished, but after nearly two-and-a-half years, it seemed like it was all a myth. Until today, as a purported leaked version of the remix has surfaced.

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It starts out with Miley interpolating Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” which makes an odd sort of sense when you remember Kanye was describing himself as a black new wave artist during the Yeezus rollout. The beat is a lot less chaotic for this version, pairing bass rumbles and that “Jump Around” screech with dinky keyboard melodies, and Travi$ Scott’s robo-groans are peppered in. There’s a Lupe Fiasco feature billed on the probably-fake artwork as well, but to my ears he’s not on the track.

Hear the seemingly legit leak below.

[via Un Artiste]