Not interested in promoting his sort-of-released, maybe-finished new album The Life of Pablo (which is terrific, btw), Kanye West continues to let loose tracks he’s just recorded. The latest is the reportedly Sampha-assisted “Closest Thing to Einstein”, a track he premiered last night in L.A. at Yo Gotti’s album premiere party, which features references to his recent Tweetstorms and the discussion surrounding his staggering personal debt.
Pitchfork highlighted some lyrics: “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.” He goes on, “People try to say I'm going crazy on Twitter/ My friends' best advice was to stay low ... The media said he's way out of control/ I just feel like I'm the only one not pretending I'm not out of control.” Another lyric: “Never listen to Hollywood producers/ Don't stare at money too long, it's Medusa.”
You can watch an amateur clip of Kanye playing the track off his laptop: