Listen: Kanye West – Closest Thing To Einstein


Yeezy season doesn't look as though it is winding down anytime soon. Last night Kanye West attended Yo Gotti's album release show at 1 Oak in Los Angeles, and as ever, he brought something special to the party: a collaboration with Sampha called Closest Thing to Einstein.

On the seven-minute long allegiance to the scientist, 'Ye raps over the beat from Jay Z's Where I'm From, referencing his Twitter turn-ups with the lines “This generation’s closest thing to Einstein / So don’t worry about me, I’m fine.” During the performance, Kanye addressed his long-standing rivalry with Taylor Swift, adulated about Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, and reminded the audience of Tidal owner Jay Z's legacy, saying "y'all have Blueprint 1 but act like Tidal wack!" All in a days work, then.

Listen to Closest Thing to Einstein and watch fan footage of one of Kanye's speeches above.

Kanye West's latest album 'The Life Of Pablo' is out now through G.O.O.D. Music (stream).

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