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Less than two days day af­ter his com­par­a­tively se­date ap­pear­ance on “Jimmy Kim­mel Live”, Kanye West dropped a new song called “XTCY” early Sat­ur­day morn­ing. DJ Clark Kent tweeted a link to the track: “Sit­ting in the stu­dio with my man and he said... ‘Clark, let that new “XTCY” joint go!!!’” West retweeted the link soon af­ter­ward.

Min­i­mal­ist and con­sist­ing of lit­tle more than a bassline, an elab­o­rately looped voice say­ing the song’s ti­tle, West’s vo­cal and an oc­ca­sional moan from a woman who kind of sounds like she might be in a state of ec­stasy.

The sin­gle’s cover art, re­vealed via down­load, is a photo of the Kar­dashian/ Jen­ner sis­ters from Kylie’s 21st birth­day party, both giv­ing the fin­ger to the cam­era. The sis­ters get a men­tion in the song’s semi-porno­graphic lyrics: “You got sick thoughts? I got more of ‘em/ You got a sis­ter in law you would smash? I got four of them” (at press time, even the an­a­lysts at the lyric site Ge­nius hadn’t touched that one yet). We even get a reprise of the im­mor­tal “poo­p­ity scoop” from West’s trolling track “Lift Your­self” from May, which was im­mor­tal­ized in a Don­ald Glover-led “Sat­ur­day Night Live” skit later that week.

Ger­man di­rec­tor Eva Tro­bisch poses with the “Pardo for the Best First Fea­ture” dur­ing the 71st Lo­carno In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, on Aug 11 inLo­carno, Switzer­land. (AP)

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