Kanye West's New Song Bringing Up the Question Who Is Paul McCartney?

After the new song released, fans Tweeted they never heard of the legendary Beatle.
2:49 | 01/04/15

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Thank you, aditi. Now to a story that will make some of us, myself included, feel like fossils. The rapper Kanye west released a new song, a collaboration with this gentleman, Paul Mccartney. The problem is many of Kanye west's fans are hitting Twitter to say they've never heard of the legendary beatle. Sara is covering the story for us. Talking about this earlier, I'm shocked. I mean this is the most iconic group ever. I am shocked and I think some fans -- that's why I'm glad he believed you when you said it. Not only do they not know who he is but think Kanye discovered him and is doing a generous thing by spotlighting this clearly talented musician. Evidence of a generation gap that is part shocking as Elizabeth said and part hilarious. ? music powerhouse Kanye west, breaking the internet with the legend releasing a surprise single with sir Paul Mccartney on the keys. All while introducing his younger fans to one of the most famous men in the world. I have no idea who Paul Mccartney is. He's from an old music group. ? Hello Mari, how Ya doin' ? Reporter: Kanye's fans asked a puzzling question. I don't know who Paul Mccartney is but Kanye is going to give this man a career with this new song and Kurt daily added "This is why I love Kanye for shining light on unknown artists." I guess he missed one of the 100 million albums the beatles sold over the years. Kids don't know who Paul Mccartney is. Well, he does stuff. He makes good music but he doesn't make hits right now. Until this Kanye song. ? Reporter: Kanye and sir Mccartney are already planning a second single reportedly featuring Rihanna. The beatles fans have come to the famous composer's defense. The downfall of America's youth has officially concluded with people not knowing who Paul Mccartney is. Kanye's fans may be just discovering sir Mccartney but somehow we think that the man who guinness says is the most successful recording artist of all time is just fine with that. Okay, now I picked out two of my favorite tweets. I still don't know who this Macarthur is. Neither do we. How is it possible you live on this planet and don't though who Paul Mccartney is. I still love giving this nice man a career. The generosity of Kanye west. They're so iconic. They are. Elvis and the rolling stones. If you grow up in a house where they don't play the beatles -- Even in school. It is a cultural reference. Yes. We're never going to settle this. The beatles. We need to arm wrestle. Dan, it's settled. You're wrong. Loud and proud, Dan.

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