Kanye West Debuts New Song 'Closest Thing to Einstein'

  /  02.24.2016

Pablo is not done. On Tuesday (Feb. 23), less than two weeks after releasing his new album The Life of Pablo and on the same night as his Bob Ezrin Twitter tirade, Kanye West premiered a new track at Yo Gotti’s release party at 1OAK nightclub in L.A.

The song, which is being called “Closest Thing to Einstein,” features British singer Sampha. In it, Yeezus addresses many topics from debt to people who are “trying to say [he’s] going crazy on Twitter.”

He also mentions some big names on the cut, calling himself “this generation’s closest thing to Einstein” and then claiming he’s the “modern day MJ, with an Off the Wall flow.”

Listen to the track below.


Prior to releasing the song, West also hit the stage for an impassioned speech about everything from Amber Rose to Taylor Swift.

“I called Taylor,” he said, referencing his “Famous” lyric controversy. “I talked to my wife about it and I said, ‘How you feel about this line, Taylor?’…She said, ‘Ooh, Kanye, I like that line.'”

He also refuted sexual rumors that Amber Rose tweeted about last month. “That bitch ain’t never stick no fingers in my ass,” he said. “I don’t play like that.”


Then, after addressing a broken promise from Louis Vuitton, Yeezy talked about TIDAL and Jay Z’s role in music.

“Do you know what Hov had to go through to make music for y’all?” he asked.”Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint 1. How many people had Blueprint 1? Y’all had Blueprint 1 but y’all act like TIDAL wack. That man fought to buy a streaming company…We changing the paradigm right now. If y’all love me, y’all love Hov, y’all love the music that we made for y’all, I need y’all to sign up for TIDAL tonight and change the paradigm.”

West has already had a positive impact on TIDAL. According to reports, The Life of Pablo has more than doubled the streaming service’s subscriptions.


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