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Inspired by the story of James Somersett, a slave who used English and Welsh law to win his freedom in 1772, Hit-Boy adds his own spin on Kanye West’s “New Slaves.” The HS87 honcho cleverly flips Ye’s political lines into some of his fiercest bars to date: “My momma raised me up in the era when/ Poppa was gone, he was serving coke and heroin/ Writing raps you woulda thought I had help/ But n*ggas frontin’, f**k it, I just keep these beats for myself.”

He may not have picked up a credit on Yeezus, but the producer still gives the beat that Hit-Boy bounce.

Watch “New Chains” after the jump…

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