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Kanye West Plans More Projections This Weekend

Rapper will display 'New Slaves' on buildings again

May 24, 2013 3:45 PM ET
Kanye West
Kanye West
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Kanye West premiered his new track "New Slaves" by projecting visuals on 66 buildings across the globe last week, and he'll be replicating the displays again this weekend in some new locations. West has updated the interactive map on his website with new locations in Europe and North America, and the new displays will again show "New Slaves." He'll continue the projections today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Milan, Italy; Birmingham, England; Tucson, Arizona; Philadelphia; and Houston. More displays will follow over the weekend.

Kanye West Premieres 'New Slaves' With Video Projections Around the World

"New Slaves" was one of two songs the rapper performed from the album last weekend on Saturday Night Live; "Black Skinhead" was the other. Both songs are expected to appear on West's upcoming album, Yeezus, which he could release on June 18th.

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