Continuing his wild week on Twitter, Kanye has dropped a new track to his fans. Entitled “Lift Yourself”, the track was announced via social media and linked to Yeezy’s official website. The internet is still deciding whether this is a joke and if we’re being trolled by Kanye or if this is legit.
Lift Yourself https://t.co/shjFIROujA
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 28, 2018
Earlier in the day, Kanye released a teaser track, claiming it would “bring Ebro (Darden) the closure he’s been seeking”
I'm going to drop a song with a verse that will bring Ebro the closure he's been seeking
The bars ???????????????????????????????????
It's called Lift Yourself
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 27, 2018
Listen up via this link. The majority of the record features a female voice singing “Lift yourself up on your feet, let’s get it on/Hard to see, the hangups we have today.” Yeezy enters fashionably late with less than a minute to go with: “What they don’t really realize though, is this next verse, this next verse though, these bars: Woopdity scoop, scoopity woop, woop-de scoop-de-poop, poopty scoopty, scoopty woopty”. This is not a typo.
Lift Yourself is Kanye’s first solo record since 2016, with the rapper gearing up to release a seven-track album on June 1 as well as a collaboration with Kid Cudi on June 8. Although we’ve not yet heard any of the tracks, and they’ve not yet leaked, Charlamagne tha God recently claimed the project was “real shit”.
“I think it’s similar to, like, ‘socially conscious’ Ye—’message’ Ye,” Charlamagne said during a recent Brilliant Idiots podcast. “[…] You know, like on Pablo he had like ‘Real Friends’; that shit was about something. It was about fake friends and who you’re real friends are. He’s on that vibe. He’s talking about real shit. Not to saying he don’t always rap about real shit.”
Guessing “Lift Yourself” won’t make the album cut, then?