Posts in Category/Tag: Kanye West

Kanye West – Ultralight Beam (ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, The Dream)

April 4th, 2016

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[THIS MP3 HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COMPLAINT BY THE RIAA]

Summary: We On A #UltraLightBeam

About Artist: This song includes contributions from Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Fonzworth Bentley, Kelly Price, Mike Dean, Cyhi the Prynce, The-Dream, Kirk Franklin, Swizz Beatz, Plain Pat, Rick Rubin, and Samoria Green and Natalie Green .

About Song: This song is the intro to Kanye West’s 8th album “The Life of Pablo:

Favorite Part:
1. The opening sample
2. Mumbling Kanye
3. Gospel (Kelly Price and Kirk Franklin killed it!)
4. The whole production is awesome

Other:
Ultralight Beam RapGenius
The Life of Pablo Credits

Kanye West – All Day

February 5th, 2015

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Summary: Low quality leak version

About Artist: Kanye West needs no introduction. This song also features production from Kanye signee Travi$ Scott.

About Song: This low quality audio file leaked yesterday (Feb 4th) and was taken down off of the Soundclouds and YouTubes late last night. Not to worry though, I got your music right here ; )

Favorite Part: Um what’s there not to like, new Kanye (without Paul McCartney!).

Other:
Kanye West Wikipedia
Travi$ Scott Wikipedia

Theophilus London – Can’t Stop (ft. Kanye West)

January 23rd, 2015

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Summary: Oh I really love this one.
About Artist: Theophilus London, original from Trinidad, is an underground somewhat experimental, rapper from Brooklyn. Kanye West needs no introduction.
About Song: This song is from London’s second album Vibes (2014). The cover art for the Vibes was shot and signed by Karl Lagerfeld, famous fashion dude from Chanel and Fendi.

Elements of the song are based on Norman Feels’ You Can’t Stop My Love
Favorite Part: There is so much I love about this song.
The intro “to grow old, in my arms, oh girl” is so beautiful and then layer on that “can’t stop, can’t stop” mmmm. Brings a tear to my eye.

And then in Kanye’s verse when the syncopated drums drop in. I really like Kanye’s line “But it ain’t ralph though” in reference to a rant he had on Sway in the morning.

I like this part in Londons’ verse…
“Please spend the night forever
The silence in my room is louder than kaboom
Let’s skip the north freeze for the southern breeze
The grass is always greener when there’s bumblebees”

The slow flowing outro is also so nice, something about the mix of the flowery parts with that sick drum pattern.

Other:
Theophilus London Wikipedia
Can’t Stop lyrics via RapGenius

Kanye West – Throw Some Ds (Cousin Cole Remix)

September 3rd, 2014

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Summary: Back to school swag!
About Artist: Kanye needs no introduction but I’ll just say… He’s one of my favorite artists of all time, a lot of people hate, but go back through his catelogue and tell me Kanye hasn’t cranked out some of the best music of the last decade. Plain Pat help Kanye launch his career and managed him early on. DJ Benzi is a kinda famous DJ and Cousin Cole is someone I’ve never heard of.
About Song: This song is from a project of Kanye West remixes that was hosted by Plain Pat and DJ Benzi called “Sky High”.

The song Throw Some D’s was originally by Rich Boy in 2007.The song was about putting Dayton rims on a car. The song was super popular and spurred remixes with verses from Lil Wayne, Andre 3000, Rick Ross, The Game and others. Kanye’s verse was on a mixtape remix that didn’t get much exposure was creative in that he re-interpreted the Throw Some D’s line to refer to breast implants instead of rims. Then in 2008 DJ Benzi and Plain Pat came out with project of different Kanye West remixes and this remix (with completely new instrumentation under Kanye’s original verse) was one of the tracks.

Favorite Part:
I love the chorus “Kanye got stacks, y’all already know that…” with the new instruments.
I really like how completely different this song sounds than the original.
This song makes me wanna bounce down down the strip with the top down.

Other:
Kanye West Wikipedia
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Daft Punk – Computerized (ft. Jay-Z) (prod. by Kanye West)

April 1st, 2014

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Summary: A great daft punk song with some lame Jay-Z verses.

About Artist: Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Kanye West. I’m not even gonna say anymore except, remember when Kanye & Daft Punk did that Stronger song? that was cray.

About Song: This is just some leak I don’t know what project it may be on.

Favorite Part:
The ‘computerized’ part is awesome. I love remixing this song on my turntables. Jay-Z literally adds nothing good to this song imo.

Other:
Daft Punk Wikipedia
Kanye West Wikipedia
Jay-Z Wikipedia

Kanye West – Guilt Trip

October 7th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. Yeezus was one of the great albums of the summer, my favorite track on the album was ‘I’m In It’ posted previously here.
About Artist: Kanye West is my favorite. While he is known mostly for his personality the music he creates is always interesting and often unparalleled. He’s not afraid to try new things and yet somehow consistently creates really great music.
About Song: This is heavily samples the classic hip hop track Chief Rocka by Lords of the Underground, though I guess technically it feautes Pusha T’s Blocka which samples Chief Rocka. This was the last song from Yeezus that grew on me,.
Favorite Part: 

I guess I just like the first verse

Maybe it’s cause she into Leos
And I was into trios, plus all the trips to Rio
Couldn’t have helped, it’s gettin’ cold
Better bring your ski clothes, peeking through the keyhole
The door locked by myself and I’m feelin’ it right now
Cause it’s the time when my heart got shot down
Blocka, blocka, blocka-blocka, blocka
Pour a little champagne, cranberry vodka   <-The rymthem on cranberry vodka is dope
Feelin’ lied to like parents never said you adopted
Your feelings like Zulu, then nothing is a Shaka
I hit her with Jamaican dick, I’m the new Shabba
She lookin’ for her daddy, call me Big Poppa
On to the next saga
Focus on the future and let the crew knock her
Star Wars fur, yeah, I’m rocking Chewbacca  <- Love the Star Wars reference
The one Chief Rocka, number one Chief Rocka”

Other:

Kanye West Wikipedia
Yeezus Wikipedia
Guilt Trip lyrics (via RapGenius)

Kanye West – Bound 2 (ft. Charlie Wilson) #Summer2013

October 7th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. Yeezus was one of the great albums of the summer, my favorite track on the album was ‘I’m In It’ posted previously here.
About Artist: Kanye West is my favorite. While he is known mostly for his personality the music he creates is always interesting and often unparalleled. He’s not afraid to try new things and yet somehow consistently creates really great music.
About Song: This song off of Yeezus was the last one on the album and stands out in style because it is more a throwback classic ‘hip hop’ Kanye song as opposed to the experimental electronic stuff that made up the rest of the album.
Favorite Part:
I really like the old school Kanye feel of this song. And while the rhyming scheme is super simple I really like some of the lines…

First Kanye has these ‘punchlines’ that he uses at the start of each verse that I’d like to talk about

“All them other niggas lame, and you know it now
When a real nigga hold you down, you supposed to drown
Bound” (0:15)
This phrase “When a real nigga hold you down, you supposed to drown” is one I’ve struggled with. I really like the interpretation that when love is real it can be overwhelming and overpowering. I also recognize the violent domestic abuse undertones about men keeping keeping ‘their woman’ in place, and the idea that love/relationship is supposed to be painful for the woman. The two sides of this verse, one representing a positive intense love and the other an unhealthy relationship, really grabbed me and made me drawn to it in a dark way that I can’t explain.

“Close your eyes and let the word paint a thousand pictures
One good girl is worth a thousand bitches” (1:37)
This line is a little less dark. I really like the first part about closing you eyes and letting words paint pictures. The second part, like the fist punchline above, is problematic from a feminist perspective, enforcing this good girl bad girl dichotomy.

Other random lines I like

“They ordered champagne but still look thirsty
Rock Forever 21 but just turned thirty” (0:40)
I like how he says thirtey lol

“Uh, this that prom shit
This that what we do, don’t tell your mom shit
This that red cup, all on the lawn shit
Got a fresh cut, straight out the salon, bitch” (1:12)
I like the picture he paints of being younger and playing beer pong on the lawn”

I also like the second verse where he talks about being in the beginning of a relationship and just taking it a couple weeks at a time.

Other:
Kanye West Wikipedia
Yeezus Wikipedia
Bound 2 Lyrics (via RapGenius)