“How long you n——s ball?” Kanye poses on what appears to be a poorly bootleg-recorded listen of his GQ cover story referenced new track, “All Day,” which the rapper promised in the piece he’d premiere in the “next few weeks.”
Jumping in, it doesn’t take more than a first listen to confirm reports were correct in saying the new father had tamed the darkness of his last project, reeling in it’s harsh tones for a sound harkening back to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy era swagger. “All day, n—a ” he answers in refrain to each of his own bars as the track slugs along.
The newly-surfaced recording first appeared in a Reddit post before making it's way to a popular Kanye West message board, KanyeToThe.com.
If Yeezy doesn’t give a f—k about spins as he claimed to GQ, he’ll be disappointed to hear the cut is groomed for heavy rotation, perhaps proving that even at the most standoffish point in his career with both major media and the general public, rap’s troubadour can’t help but pen fire for the masses. The cut also gifts listeners with a glimpse at what Yeezy hopes will be his own Born In The USA, Springsteen’s penultimate classic that followed his divisive offering, 1982’s Nebraska, an album Kanye directly paralleled his dark offering, Yeezus to, earlier this year.
While ‘Ye famously despises leaks of his material, going so far as to record Watch The Throne in a series of hotel rooms to control complete access to the recordings, it’s hopeful that this surfacing indicates the song has already been turned into his label, meaning the cut should be hitting airwaves sooner than later. While that may be all we know for now, another thing we can officially confirm at this point is, come morning, whoever’s coughing on that recording is going to be officially on the rapper’s s—t list.