“Nah Nah Nah” by Kanye West
This track begins with the chorus which talks about Kanye’s presidential bid and legal battles. In the first line, Kanye stresses that he had never been joking with his desire to run for the 2020 United States Presidential election, as opposed to how people were not taking him seriously until they saw him on ballots.
The first verse of the song continues with the rapper talking more politics and making references to his run for presidency in 2020. In the bridge, he switches to talk about his recent legal battle with Sony and Universal Music Group to get his masters back. He goes on to highlight his belief that artists should have full rights to the music they produce, while describing some record labels as slave ships.
In the second and final verse of the song, Kanye suggests that the news media does not give black icons due credit for pioneering several facets of American culture, especially in different music genres and in fashion. The song ends with the rapper reiterating his point that the media deliberately provides misinterpreted and misquoted stories about him to make him look negative.
Release Date of “Nah Nah Nah”
After previewing this song in a tweet on October 14th 2020, Kanye released it on October 16th 2020.
It was written and produced by Kanye alongside Dem Jointz.
Nah Nah Nah basically talks about Kanye’s most prominent endeavors in life. And these include his bid to run for president, a tussle with his record label and his perspectives about the media.
Kanye’s legal battle with his record labels
Over the years, West has tried on several occasions to take over the rights of his works from his record labels, that is, Sony/ATV and Universal Music Group (UMG). He has also described the role of labels in the entertainment industry as “slave ships”. According to him, he hasn’t been given the fair treatment by these labels, hence his demand for his masters.
In October 2019, West filed a lawsuit against two top labels Sony/ATV and UMG. From the suit, the rapper sought to own his publishing catalogs. A year later, West posted shots of his contracts with UMG on his Twitter page, and accompanied it with a caption which read “…I need every lawyer in the world to look at these”. The rapper has also alleged that the companies in the suit have unjustly enriched themselves.
Kanye West’s Presidential bid
It came as a surprise when Kanye announced his intention to contest in the 2020 U.S. presidential polls. He made the announcement on July 4, 2020 via his official Twitter page. His announcement came days after the Federal Election Commission had closed the filing for candidates who wanted to contest on the ticket of a major party, that is, the Republican and Democratic parties. However, the commission was still taking nominations for candidates who wanted to contest without any party affiliations. The hip hop superstar selected Michelle Tidball as his vice-presidential candidate.
He managed to qualify to appear on the ballot in 12 states, but failed to meet the deadline in 29 states. West’s camp is bent on promoting Christian democracy, and are widely known for their fight against capital punishment and abortion. He has been endorsed by a number of celebrities including Nick Cannon and Chance the Rapper.