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Album: The Life of PabloReleased: 2016
Having called himself a god
, Kanye West is now comparing himself here to the Godfather of Relativity. As well as bragging about being featured on a Time
magazine cover, the G.O.O.D. Music supremo also addresses his reported personal debt
and how he is perceived on social media. West tweeted: "I wrote Saint Pablo after admitting to my greatest shame my personal debt. But I'm not ashamed anymore."
West debuted the song on February 23, 2016 during an appearance at Yo Gotti's album release party at Los Angeles venue 1 Oak. He dropped the track just a week after his The Life Of Pablo record was made available on Tidal.
The song features vocals on the hook from Sampha. The London crooner also sung on Drake's Nothing Was The Same
tracks "Too Much
" and "The Motion."
The song borrows the bass-heavy beat from Jay-Z's In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 track "Where I'm From."
Four months after the release of The Life of Pablo, this was added in June 2016 to the tracklisting as the 20th and final song.