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Check Out Kanye West’s Original Instrumental ‘New Slaves’ Demo

posted by Oscar October 27, 2014

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Last year’s Yeezus proved to be one of Kanye West’s most ambitious projects of his career so far and while it’s a notable effort from Yeezy himself, the people behind the sound of an album of this magnitude are as important as the artist.

The producer behind “New Slaves,” Benjamin Bronfman, has revealed a bit of the history behind the making of this track. Part of the collective Teachers, Bronfman talked to Rolling Stone about how Kanye approached him to provide beats for his then-in-the-making new album revealing “He kept saying, ‘Just make it hot, make it really dope’… He didn’t really get into specifics, which is funny – he’s the type of person who will get really specific in person, but not on the phone.”

Eventually he created a song called “Cruel Cold Winter,” which would be the foundation of what would become “New Slaves.”

Check out the demo version and read more on this story by clicking over to RS and/or download the demo at Teachers’ website.

 

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Dopest Albums of 2013

posted by Oscar December 12, 2013

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Continuing with our year-end lists, the second compilation we tackled focused on our favorite albums of the year. Instead of considering all full-length releases, we’ve separated albums and mixtapes into two different categories  so this list will focus on the more traditionally-inclined records and next week we’ll be announcing our list of favorite mixtapes. Some of our favorite releases include the return of Arcade Fire and the most anticipated record of the year, Kanye’s Yeezus. Again, this consists of our Top 12 releases but it is not a ranked list.

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