While Kanye West was getting flashed by the paparazzi on his multi-city wedding tour extravaganza, the Internet got their first real taste of post-Yeezus material on Saturday (May 24). And if the searing “God Level” is any indication, matrimony won’t take the edge off ’Ye.
A snippet of the track — produced by Hudson Mohawke, 88-Keys, Mike Dean, and Noah Goldstein — appears in Adidas’ newly released FIFA World Cup-themed ad, titled “The Dream: All in or Nothing.” As soccer (or football as they say outside the States) stars Messi, Dani Alves, Luis Suárez, Mesut Özil and more lace up the brand’s Battle Pack edition cleats and prepare for war on the field, the G.O.O.D. music MC spits a verse over a driving, percussive bass line.
“You see sharks in the water/ You don’t see murder like this this often/ Provide a new coffin / You don’t see murder like this this often,” West warns before intoning, “god level.”
The Chicago MC is set to make bride Kim Kardashian his wife in a lavish, star-studded Florence, Italy, ceremony on Saturday, but the nuptials don’t appear to have shredded any of his professional focus.’Ye postponed the Australian leg of his Yeezus Tour scheduled for May in order to devote time to wrapping his follow-up album, due later this year. While some reports have said the still-untitled seventh album will be less sonically abrasive than his most recent effort, “God Level” seems to nod to the bombastic “I am a God” in vibe and verse.
A full version of the track is reportedly set to be released later today. And for the soccer enthusiasts, the FIFA World Cup runs from June 12 through July 13 this year in Brazil.