Posts in Category/Tag: Kanye West

Kanye West – Everything We Need (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Ant Clemons)

March 15th, 2021

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Summary: Trying to be grateful for what I have.

About Artist: Kanye West, what is there to say… musical visionary, egotistical sociopath, beloved hit maker, asshole. Kanye West should probably be cancelled but I just can’t let go. This song also features Ty Dolla Sign and longtime collaborator Ant Clemons.

About Song: This song is off of Kanye’s 2019 album “Jesus is King” which won a Grammy award last night. I really did like this album with tracks like “Selah”, “Follow God”, “Water” and “God Is” being a few of my favorites. I also thought the Jesus is King IMAX short film was really powerful.

Favorite Part: I really love the chorus and the feel of the track. I like the message since I always struggle to recognize the blessings in my own life.

Other: Jesus is King Wikipedia

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Toasty Digital – Sacrifice Ya Life

March 2nd, 2021

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Summary: Mash it up!
About Artist: This mix is courtesy of someone named Toasty Digital whom I know nothing about. I do know that they’ve made several awesome Kanye remix projects.
About Song: This is just one track off of a mashup album called “Good Kid Twisted Fantasy”. The project is a mashup of Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” and Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. This particular track takes part of Kanye’s Monster and mashes it with Kendrick’s Sherane. Another great track off of this album is a mashup of Power and Money Trees.
Favorite Part: You really gotta listen to the whole project (see the link below)
Other:
Good Kid Twisted Fantasy Full Mixtape (YouTube)
2049 Project (YouTube)

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Nas – Everything (ft. The Dream, Kanye West)

November 28th, 2019

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Summary: If I had everything…
About Artist: What is there to say about NaS, theking of New York. Obviously one of our aging hip hop royals. Time hasn’t been great to NaS but I like this song.
About Song: This track is off of “NASIR” which was one of the super short albums that Kanye West produced in the summer of 2018. The album wasn’t great but this song stuck with me.
Favorite Part: “If I had everything, I could change anything”
“Some people have everything they probably ever wanted in life. And never have enough” (2:56)
Other:
Nasir Wikipedia

 

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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

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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

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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

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Kanye West – Throw Some Ds (Cousin Cole Remix)

September 3rd, 2014

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THIS SONG HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COMPLAINT BY THE RIAA.
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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