Posts tagged Kanye West
Yeezy comes out and spits his verse from “Run This Town” during Hova’s set Friday night at the 2010 Isle of Wight Festival in the UK, and a huge fucking crowd goes absolutely nuts; and if you don’t feel like watching the video, at least do yourself a favor, fast-forward to 3:05 and watch Ye put on a show:
Well the word “beautiful” might be pushing it, but certainly the words “inspiring” or “bomb as shit” are not…so enjoy this montage of the songs Kanye has sampled, followed immediately by the songs of his in which they were used:
And if that brought a tear to your eye, you may be interested in this list of all the songs Kanye has sampled, what songs the samples were used in, and, get this, even songs of Kanye’s that, themselves, have been sampled…wow, the nerve of some assholes.
F yeah…and no autotune, just straight rapping. It’s enough to make Kid Cudi dance on tables, so it must be hot. This is (presumably) the first single off of his upcoming album “Good Ass Job”, and it is called “Power” and features Dwele. Enjoy the first samplings of what will eventually be the album of the year, bitches:
UPDATE #2 (6/2):
Kanye has released the “mastered & mixed” version of the song on his new blog, so I’ve updated the links to reflect this better/doper version and also added the picture which now adorns the new title page of his blog to the top of this post:
(click link above to listen)
(click link above to download)
Sorry, but I felt compelled to showcase a couple of choice lines from the song after listening to it another 8,000 times. So, firstly, and most impressively (in my mind) Ye’ says:
“You short-minded n****s’ thoughts is Napoleon/ My furs is Mongolian, my ice brought the goalies in.”
And right before that previous line, he spits:
“Fuck SNL and the whole cast/ Tell ‘em Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ass.”
Now there has been a bit of confusion about this latter line; specifically, people are wondering what exactly is the source of Ye’s beef with SNL. My guess was that the show probably made a bunch of skits shitting on Kanye about that whole Taylor Swift episode – you know, when he rightfully stole her award onstage or whatever?
Rather than listening to my take on the line, however, I’d suggest clicking over to Vulture, where they’ve (already) posted an article entitled Why is Kanye Mad at SNL?, an analysis dedicated to breaking down and unlocking the secret behind the aforementioned lyric. And that, my friends, is why I love that blog.
And then when you’re done doing all that, go listen to the song again.
Apparently, I shouldn’t be the only one who literally can’t wait until this shit comes out:
Producer Scram Jones, who was D.J.-ing at CV last week when Kanye came in with his crew, including Kid Cudi, has some new insight: “There’s a table right by the DJ booth, so they posted up right in front of the booth,” Jones told MTV. “He had a CD, and we put it in. Kanye leaned over and said, ‘Play track three.’ They all went nuts, Kid Cudi was dancing on the table, and then we cut it off at about a minute-and-a-half. We went to another record, and that got everybody excited, and Kanye said, ‘Play number seven.’ That’s how it kept happening.”
According to Drake’s blog, OCTOBER’S VERY OWN, the second single off “Thank Me Later” will be released today, entitled “Find Your Love” and produced by none other than Kanye West. I’m kind of excited.
The biggest hip-hop song of the year, “Forever,” by Drake, Kanye, Lil’ Wayne & Eminem, gets the biggest hip-hop video of the year (directed by Hype Williams, of course) on what, I think, is going to be the biggest surprise film of the year, “More Than a Game,” the documentary that chronicles LeBron Douche and his four douche friends from middle school to superstardom, assembled from the thousands of hours of home video that someone just happened to record over those years.
While the film’s success will remain uncertain until it is released on October 9th, even if it turns out to be a hit, it will battle for second place at best on the “basketball movie” genre list, as there is just no way it could ever possibly top a movie co-starring Bugs Bunny…and that’s a fact. So we’ll just leave that discussion at that.
Either way…peep the video; it’s hot. And as sick as this song is and as much as I love all the artists in it, it leaves me thinking one thing every single time the song ends: when Em is on his game, he really is on another level than everyone else. It’s good to see that he’s still got it and that he won’t be rhyming in that “For Me to Poop On” voice for the rest of his life.
And if you haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and download “Forever” right here