Daft Punk Co-Composers on Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead”

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/ June 8, 2013

As Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories sits atop the Billboard 200 chart, the dance duo’s name pops up on another album.

The Robots friendship with rapper Kanye West is old news, dating back to ‘Ye’s sample of their “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” for his 2007 LP Graduation. The end result, West’s “Stronger,” was one of the first hip-hop and dance music hybrids to take over the charts. It was infectious and ubiquitous upon its release, and, above all, it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Daft Punk lend their music talents again for West’s next LP Yeezus. No new news there either. Their collaboration on West’s album has been reported for months by several outlets, but no one knew exactly where or on what song. (Information on West’s Yeezus LP is on lockdown.)

The answer to Daft Punk’s involvement is here thanks to some uber-fans who revisited the credits from West’s May gig on the season finale of Saturday Night Live. West’s new track “Black Skinhead” lists both West and Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as composers.

“It was very raw,” Bangalter said of the recording session with West, where they laid down drums. “He was rapping — kind of screaming primally, actually.”

No word yet if the robots appear on another track on the album. The world will have to wait till June 18, when Yeezus drops, to find out.