Kanye West Drops New Song “Facts”: Listen

Christina Lee | January 2, 2016 11:15 am

Kanye West‘s “Facts,” released on New Year’s Eve, has a few timely references to Bill Cosby being charged for sexual assault, Steve Harvey‘s Miss Universe 2015 flub and the untimely death of Chicago DJ Timbuk2. Above all else, however, the Metro Boomin and Southside-produced song is a Nike diss track.

While Future and Drake‘s What a Time to Be Alive collaboration “Jumpman” nods to Nike’s game-changing Air Jordans, “Facts” borrows its rhythm to taunt the company. “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy, just jumped over Jumpman,” he repeats at the hook. (Remember, Kanye cut ties with Nike in 2013 due to lack of creative freedom, to sign to Adidas for his Yeezy sneakers line.)

‘Ye didn’t specify whether “Facts” will appear on his follow-up to 2013’s Yeezus, though based on the album update he provides in his lyrics, it seems unlikely: “I ain’t dropped the album, but my shoes went platinum.” Listen below or at SoundCloud.

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