Kanye West Premieres New Track ‘Facts’
To close out what’s apparently been a very profitable 2015 — “we made a million a minute,” he brags of the runaway success of those Kimojis his wife released last week — Kanye West has dropped a new track laying out the “facts” that prove this year was all Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy.
’Ye dropped “Facts,” the soundtrack for all his recent successes, on Soundcloud Thursday night (Dec. 31). The surprise release includes pat-on-the-back lyrics like “I ain’t dropped a album but the shoes went platinum,” and confirms his interest in running for president: “2020, I’ma run the whole election.”
The Metro Boomin-produced track must’ve been put together pretty recently, because Kanye touched on a few other recent matters of public interest: “Do anybody feel bad for Bill Cosby?/ Did he forget the names just like Steve Harvey?” Oh, yeah. He went there.
Along with dissing Nike and declaring he’s “jumping over Jumpman” — calling out Drake and Future’s joint What a Time To Be Alive track — ’Ye also boasts about copping his daughter North’s swag fur coat, and basically just demands praise for his very Yeezyness.
But the question remains: Does this mean SWISH is officially on the way? A new track definitely seems like a promising sign, but just remember: It was exactly a year ago today when Kanye released the Paul McCartney-assisted lullaby “Only One.” And we went the entirety of 2015 with no LP in sight. So don’t hold your breath, y’all.
Listen to “Facts” via Soundcloud here.