The Rundown: Kanye West, Yeezus

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"New Slaves"

"New Slaves" is perhaps Kanye's most overtly political song, drawing a direct line between the physical slavery of years past and the material, consumerist slavery of 2013. Just when the four-note, drumless beat starts to become overbearing, and just when you start to question Kanye, of all people, attacking materialism and capitalitism, the song transforms beautifully, with another dusty soul sample hosting West's Auto-Tuned howl and guest Frank Ocean's falsetto.

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