A flurry of unreleased Kanye West tracks have been circulating ever since The Life of Pablo debuted a few weeks ago, but for the most part they’ve been unfinished or recently updated versions of tracks we’ve already heard. However, during a stop at L.A.’s 1OAK last night, Kanye debuted a brand new track featuring Sampha, tentatively titled “Closest Thing To Einstein.” Given some of the song’s subject matter—there are references to Kanye’s recent Twitter controversies—the track was only recently recorded.
Referencing his alleged debt among other things, Kanye raps on the track, “I can’t say no to nobody, at this rate we gon’ both die broke. Got friends that ask me for money knowing I’m in debt, and like my wife said, I still didn’t say no.” Coming across just as real as “Real Friends” and the previously leaked “I Feel Like That,” the new track sounds like one of Kanye’s most personal tracks since “Only One.” It’s definitely one of the most introspective tracks to come from him in a while, and luckily someone was there to capture a low quality video of the moment.
Watch a video of him debuting the track above, and check out a clip of Kanye once again refuting Amber Rose’s claims that he enjoys assplay below.