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'Black Skinhead' Will Be First Single off Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

Radio version and video in the works

Kanye West performs during the Governor's Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island in New York City.
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June 29, 2013 2:51 PM ET

"Black Skinhead" will be hitting the radio this summer. According to Billboard, Kanye West is currently prepping the track as the first official radio single for Yeezus. A clean version of the song will be released to DJs.

A Def Jam representative confirmed to Billboard that a video for the track is also in the works, and both the single and video will likely hit around July 4th.

Best Albums of 2013 So Far: Kanye West, 'Yeezus'

Yeezus was officially released on June 18th, after a barrage of unconventional publicity moves that included a series of video projections on the sides of buildings across the world. Fans first had the opportunity to hear "Black Skinhead" when West opened his May 19th performance on Saturday Night Live with the song.

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