I open the debate… The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best rap verse of all time….meaning … OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 20, 2013
Today’s Kanye West moment of high-culture trolling involves the enigmatic (that’s the best way to describe him nowadays, right?) emcee’s declaration that verse two of his Yeezus track “New Slaves” involves the best rap verse of “ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD” (his capital letters, not ours).
Cue the Dylan “Chappelle’s Show” GIF.
So, trusted and knowledgeable TSS commentors, is Mr. West’s verse from “New Slaves” the best? Is it top-5 or even top-25 of all time? And if it isn’t, which Hip-Hop verse is?
And now let Complex Editor-In-Chief Noah Callahan-Bever’s tweet implore you to leave your opinions in the comment section below.
Discuss. RT @kanyewest The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best verse of all time…meaning…OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD
— Noah Callahan-Bever (@N_C_B) July 20, 2013