Monday, February 16, 2015

SNL 40 & Adidas Present: Kanye, Sia & Vic Mensa - "Wolves" (dj-windows98 mash-up)

Not only did he appear within a self-satirical SNL 40 Wayne's World sketch dealing with last weekend's Album of The Year winner Beck's near GRAMMY's acceptance speech-shattering events, Kanye additionally performed an emotional three-song medley towards the end of last night's 40th anniversary primetime special; Kanye appeared on stage, laying sprawled out across the stage floor under a dimly lit/low-hanging ceiling set-up performing "Jesus Walks" into a microphone dangling above his head. West slowly arose for the second segment of his medley — a fragmented chunk of his recent genre-blending collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney, "Only One" (suspiciously sans McCartney). For the third and final portion of his SNL 40 performance, Kanye was joined on stage by former Kids These Days emcee Vic Mensa and mysterious "Chandelier" songstress and in-demand producer, Sia for a dark, brooding animalistic performance of "Wolves."

The Cashmere Cat & Sinjin Hawke-produced track was previously debuted at an Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost fashion show late last week in New York and it's supposedly "TRACK #1 ON KANYE WEST'S NEW ALBUM;" the keen-eyed fashion journalists at Complex seem to have noticed that the minimalistic, tattered outfits worn by both West and Mensa appear to be from Kanye's forthcoming Adidas collection. It would appear as though "Wolves," along with "Only One" and "FourFiveSeconds," will likely be featured within Kanye's long-rumored and seemingly still untitled Born In The USA-magnitude Yeezus follow-up, which may or may not end up being co-produced by Paul McCartney. While at press time, G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam have yet to issue any form of official "Wolves" audio, dj-windows98 aka Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has released a surprisingly well-made Kanye/Beck mash-up dubbed, "Jesus Walks, Loser," which seems wil'ly appropriate considering recent events (ha — this indeed, is great!)

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