Kanye West’s “All Day”: Listen To A Snippet Of The Lead Single To The ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up

Bradley Stern | August 12, 2014 6:38 am

Yeezus has risen. Almost.

We already know quite a few things to expect from Kanye West‘s highly anticipated follow-up to his 2013 record: He’s been working with a ton of collaborators, recording all over the world, and preparing to release a lead single called “All Day.”

Today, an extended snippet of the track magically appeared on the Internet. And, although just a low quality recording, the promising, repeat-heavy rap is already not quite as ominous as the murkier contents on Yeezus. “How long you ni**as ball? All day, ni**a/How much time you spend at the mall?/All day, ni**a,” he spits above a tripping beat, even referencing his Watch The Throne track “Ni**as In Paris”: “Ball so hard, this s**t cray, ni**a.”

If anything, the cut is reminiscent of Nicki Minaj‘s venemous “Lookin’ Ass.” (Basically, this one probably isn’t going to be played on radio anytime soon unless he’s got a censored version up his sleeves.)

In his recent interview with GQ, Kanye discussed “All Day” and his ever-shifting sound between pop radio-friendly hits and avant garde sound, as well as his friend Jay Z‘s influence on the track. “I think just my usual pattern is like that. It’s like a pendulum. The pendulum gains momentum by swinging in the other direction. Even lyrically, I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called ‘All Day,’ that usually Jay would say, but Jay’s not on there.”

Listen to the snippet over at Hip Hop Giant, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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