The track originally surfaced earlier this month via DJ Clark Kent. According to Kent, West was with him in the studio at the time and told him to unleash the cut on fans via a WeTransfer download. Now, the track—which previously appeared on early drafts of the Ye tracklist—is available via Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, etc.
Stream "XTCY" via YouTube above and/or Apple Music below. The artwork, of course, is an artistic reinterpretation of a photo of the Kardashian-Jenners.
West, as of Wednesday, is in Chicago to work on an upcoming Chance the Rapper seven-tracker. "I came out here with Chance to work on his album and I've just been hanging out with my friends," West told Fox 32 Wednesday. "I love this city and I'mma be here a lot more. It's a super inspiring place that made me who I am and I believe there's some work that I could contribute to."
While in town, West also made a few interview appearances, including on WGCI 107.5's morning show to again respond to the widely negative reaction to his TMZ comments and much more. "It sounds like a choice to the spirit of Kanye West, which I think is aligned with the spirit of Harriet Tubman which I think is aligned with the spirit of Nat Turner, which, in my non-historical opinion, I feel that these are examples from the past of people who felt similar to that, even if it was worded incorrectly in the white man's tongue," West said of his slavery-related TMZ comments.