At just under three minutes, the new single is named after the Streets Music Art Culture & Knowledge video magazine that became a source for hip-hop related news. “Smack DVD” hears West talk about calling up the President (although he didn’t name which one), Elon Musk, his wife Kim Kardashian and the mayor (presumably Greg Fischer) about Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old ER technician who was shot and killed in her home by officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove of the Louisville Metro Police Department in March 2020.
The single also arrives with a visualizer that sees SAINt JHN throwing money around in a club. During Ye’s verse, however, the screen turns black with a message that reads: “Kanye did not approve this video. This might be his first time watching it right now. Kanye if you’re watching please raise your right hand. Your part is almost over it was a great verse. Can I get some Yeezys in a color way for not a cult.”
Watch SAINt JHN and Kanye West’s “Smack DVD” visualizer above.
Elsewhere in music, take a listen to Lil Wayne’s No Ceilings 3 mixtape here.