West Previews New Songs For Facebook Employees

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July 28, 2010 | 9:10pm EST

Rapper Kanye West gave Facebook.com employees a special treat on Tuesday when he performed three new songs a cappella during a visit to the social networking site’s California headquarters.

The Stronger hitmaker is expected to make his chart comeback later this year when he releases his fifth studio album – his first since he fell from pubic favor by wrecking Taylor Swift’s big night at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

But he gave workers at Facebook’s Palo Alto offices a sneak preview of his work on Tuesday, debuting tracks My Chain Heavy, Sweat on My Face and Lost in the World, as well as reading a poem called Mama’s Boyfriend, reports NahRight.com.

The purpose of West’s visit was unclear but reports suggest he was at the headquarters for a meeting with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

West later took to his blog to thank website employees for their support during his impromptu performance.

He wrote, “Many times in life I’ve had to deal with moments of doubt. And as it’s been a minute since I’ve performed any fresh material in front of an audience, this could’ve been one of those moments… but it wasn’t.

“Your energy was a gift so electric, so genuine, that it really helped me give my best. The energy was so inspiring I had to keep going! I just hope you got as much from me as I got from you… which was everything! Love to all my fans, especially at Facebook.”