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Kanye West debuts more 'Yeezus' tracks in concert

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The Kanye West hysteria machine is cranking up once again and, thanks to a new gig last night, new cell videos are rolling in.

Ahead of a typically hotly anticipated new album, "Yeezus," out next week, the Chicago rapper has been making a few concert appearances while, surprisingly, refraining from leaking the new tracks. But at Sunday's Governor's Ball concert in New York City, West unveiled several new songs and -- of course -- ranted a bit about the biz.

"With this album we ain't drop no single to radio," West said during the show. "We ain't got no NBA campaign, nothing like that. Sh--, we ain't even got no cover. We just made some real music. Like, back when I used to make albums and sh--, a couple years ago, we'd go away and work on the album for months or something. We'd always have to hold the album to like August, or September or till the perfect moment and sh--. Because it mean that 'I think would sell more if it get more audience and sh--.' But honestly at this point when I listen to radio, that ain't where I want to be no more. Honestly at this point, I could give a f--- about selling a million records as long as I put out an album for the summer that y'all can rock to for all f---in' summer... At this point I don't really give a f--- about outside opinion."

West performed "New Slaves," "Black Skinhead," "On Site," "I Am a God," among others and several classics. Visuals included video of the vicious barking dogs West unveiled during his "Saturday Night Live" performance last month.

Never exactly a lighthearted fella, the consensus this morning is that Sunday's set was "much darker and more intense than usual." The new tunes seem heavily tinged with EDM synths -- and apparently Daft Punk contributes on the new record??!! -- but swap musical aggression for more lyrical angst and primal screams.

Here are some non-Vine videos of the new debuts, "On Site" and "I Am a God":

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