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SAINt JHN shares “Smack DVD” visualizer without Kanye’s approval beforehand

“Kanye did not approve of this video.”

Saint JHN Screenshot of “Smack DVD” visualizer

One collaboration track with Kanye West for his new album on wasn’t enough for Saint JHN, so the NY emcee swiftly swung back around last week to release a brand new single “Smack DVD” featuring ‘Ye once again just after unleashing his While The World Was Burning project. Now, he shares a visualizer for the track, featuring lights, strippers, and actually, no Kanye.

“Kanye did not approve this video,” hilariously reads the text on screen during ‘Ye’s verse. “This might be his first time watching it. Kanye if you’re watching please raise your right hand.”

The While The World Was Burning album boasts an impressive roster of assists including names like Lil Uzi Vert, Kanye West, Future, JID, 6lack, DaBaby, and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and Kehlani. Most recently, SAINt presented a “Monica Lewinsky, Election Year.” The new video follows the previously released visuals for “Sucks To Be You,” “Gorgeous,” “Roses (Remix),” and “Ransom.” Prior to that, he dropped his sophomore offering, Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs, in 2019, which contained collaborations alongside Meek Mill, Lil Baby, and Lenny Kravitz.

In a recent sit down with Complex, SAINt JHN discussed what kept him going in the industry:

“I know how slow the world is to new ideas. We are all resistant to things that force us to change or to grow. Change is usually uncomfortable, and it’s a slow process. So if I’m the guy that I think I am, and I’m making the music that I think I’m making, then it would make sense that it wouldn’t happen right away. If the bar is raised, then people will have to be told that the bar is raised. They’ve got to be comfortable with the new standard, and that’s going to take time.”

Check out SAINt JHN’s new single “Smack DVD” featuring Kanye West down below.

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