As its title implies, Kanye West’s “Bound 2” was the original version of the song. Last night, Hudson Mohawke, one of the many producers who contributed to Yeezus, premiered “Bound 1” during a concert in Leeds, UK. It features different lyrics, less synth, and a different outro than the version that ended up on Yeezus. Some fans on KanyeToThe are speculating that it pre-dates Kanye’s sessions with Rick Rubin, which resulted in more raw, less radio-friendly material. Draw your own conclusons by checking out the fan footage below.
Update: Tyler, the Creator contributed to “Bound 1”.
For comparison, here’s “Bound 2”:
In related news, Kanye went on an epic 20-minute rant during his concert in Newark last night. He defend Drake, threatened to beat up Rolling Stone magazine, blasted Apple CEO Tim Cook, and called the Grammys “disrespectful”. Watch it here.