As proof by today’s headline, the anticipation for Mayor Kanye West’s seventh solo album has reached new levels of absurdity: a snippet of a previously unheard track called — wait for it — “Black Bruce Wayne”– has made its way online after being leaked by a member of the website KanyeToThe.
A member of the message board allegedly received the snippet from someone in the industry and then sold it to another member for $500 (via Reddit). Seeing as the snippet clocks in at 32 seconds and only 12 of those hear Kanye rapping, said super fan essentially paid $42 for each second of new Yeezus. And, no, it wasn’t me.
At the moment, the origins of the track are unclear: it could be anything from a preview of West’s forthcoming Yeezus follow-up (what if it was a Batman concept album!?!?), a scrapped track dating back several years (maybe from The Jetson movie?), or a guest appearance from someone else’s track. Either way, it’s otherworldly feel certainly sounds intriguing.
In related news, here’s a photo of Kanye dressed as Batman: