Halcyon selects: Kanye West / BLKKK SKKKN HEAD



Kanye West released last month his much anticipated sixth studio album titled Yeezus, gathering various collaborators for work and production on the album, including Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, Justin Vernon from Bon Iver. In an interview with The New York Times, Kanye West admitted that inspiration for the new sound on Yeezus came from Le Corbusier’s radical architectural designs. Yeezus is a dark and sonically experimental carreer defining album which combines elements of Chicago drill, dancehall, acid house, and industrial music, taking Kanye’s artistry to a level unparalleled in hip-hop. Without the standard promotional campaign that most superstar albums receive Yeezus had nor official single, album artwork or pre-order, whilst the only promo was projecting some close-up videos of Kanye performing a song called “New Slaves” on sides of buildings across the globe. An intense and weirdly impressive music video was published this week for the single “Black Skinhead”, directed by Nick Knight.