Kanye West has been facing adversity recently. First he lost out in the race to the top to Drake who turned out to be a better rapper than him. Then there was the issue of his arrogance getting out of hand.
The final nail in the coffin arrived with the pre-release of his All Day song which is the first such attempt after the success of Yeezus. All Day is a new single from West's upcoming album that he is going to launch soon.
Kanye first talked about his new song All Day in his recent GQ interview. "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," he said.
"So I say, All day, nigga, it's Ye, nigga. Shopping for the winter, it's just May, nigga. Ball so hard, man, this shit cray, nigga. You ain't getting money unless you got eight figures. Right? Jay would have said that."
The leaked short audio clip was probably recorded on an iPhone during one of the recordings Kanye made in some studio. And although the sound is not as high quality as it should be, it is undoubtedly a copy of vintage Kanye West.
According to Revolt, "The newly-surfaced recording first appeared in a Reddit post before making it's way to a popular Kanye West message board, KanyeToThe.com." However, the audio of the song is no longer available. It has been deleted.
Kanye would probably not have liked to have the song released before its time but with such things as the Internet and social media, word or sound gets around fast.
Yet there is something redemptive about the whole mishap for Kanye. For one thing, the bootleg version of his song will create more media hype and add to the lust for his songs in the minds of his admirers and fans.
Kanye has always been a larger than life figure. He is brash, in-your face and loudmouthed about his achievements. And no doubt the man has achieved a lot including being the husband of the most beautiful and sexiest of wives in the form of Kim Kardashian.
He sat down in an interview and mentioned that he liked to consider himself to be the highest mouthpiece through which God channelizes the forces of creativity. Talk about the sheer grandeur and pomposity of such a claim!
Kanye has even likened Hollwood celebs to a minority and the paparazzi are the oppressors in his opinion. Kanye likes to do wild stuff that is out of control in the world of music.
He in a way reminds one of the free-flowing creativity of the late Michael Jackson. He was spotted recently leaving an airport in ripped jeans and Timberland boots.
The rap artist par excellence appeared to be visibly depressed. As for his beloved wife, Kim, she wants three more babies after North. But she is wary of the experience of pregnancy since it has changed her figure.
"If I could just snap my fingers and have four, I would. But I do realise I'm going to have to go through the pregnancy again," Kim told Matt Lauer on the Today Show.
I love my family pic.twitter.com/SDZohbsoaA— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 26, 2014