Posts in Category/Tag: Kanye West

Tony Williams – Another You (remix) (ft. King Chip, Freddie Gibbs, Kanye West) (prod. by Bink!)

May 2nd, 2013

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Summary: Quality Slow Jam.
About Artist: The World Famous Tony Williams is an R&B singer songwriter from the midwest. He first made it big recording vocals for songs on Kanye West’s debut album College Dropout (2004) including I’ll Fly Away, and Spaceship. He’s since contributed to songs on each of Kanye’s subsequent albums though is never listed as a featured artist even on songs where he is prominently featured like Roses. Listening to Tony Williams’ material you can see how much of an impact he had on the sound of Kanye West’s early albums. On Tony Williams mixtape Finding Dakota Grey (2010) is one of my favorite mixtape projects of all time. One of the songs from that tape was on gregshiphop back in 2010 here (Tony Williams – Nightmares). King Chip, formerly Chip tha Ripper, is a favorite artist of mine from Cleveland Ohio. Chip has yet to break through into the big time but he has his own style and plenty of talent. Here are 6 Chip songs that have been on gregshiphop before. I don’t know too much about Freddie Gibbs butI know he has quite a following and has been around for years now. His style is a little more the gangsta but he too is not without rapping talent. Kanye West is Kanye West. This song was producted by Bink! who produced songs on the Jay-Z’s original Blueprint, and did Kanye West’s Devil In A New Dress.
About Song: This song is originally off of Tony Williams debut album King or the Fool (2012). This remix adds verses by King Chip and Freddie Gibbs.

Favorite Part: I like the whole slow jam vibe that Tony Williams brings to the song but there are also a couple parts in particular I also really lik.

King Chip’s first verse sounds so smooth (0:40) and his second verse (2:50) is just as good.

I like the musical piano breakdown at 3:50.

And then Kanye just comes in at the end with his old school care free style.

The World Famous Tony Williams Wikipedia
King Chip Wikipedia
Freddie Gibbs Wikipedia
Kanye West Wikipedia
Another You (remix) Lyrics via RapGenius

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Game – Jesus Piece (ft. Kanye West, Common)

February 12th, 2013

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Summary: Just a solid rap track.
About Artist:  The Game is a mainstream LA rapper. Leading west coast rap in the early 2000s under Dr. Dre, Game joined 50 Cent’s G-Unit clique before leaving due to an apparent feud between him and 50 Cent. His 2005 debut album The Documentary was quite successful with singles including “How We Do” and “Hate It or Love It”. Kanye West is from Chicago and is obviously one of the biggest names in hip hop nowadays. Common is also from Chicago and has been in the game for quite a long time with his first album having been released in 1992. Common is both and R&B and Rap artist and was known for quite a while as a ‘conscious’ rapper, including uplifting and positive lyrics in his songs. Currently Common also pursues an acting career and is now a part of Kanye’s music group G.O.O.D. Music.
About Song: Jesus Piece is a song off of the Game’s 2012 album by the same name.
Favorite Part: I do really like the beat and the Game’s verses sound solid over it (Kanye’s signature ‘huh’ on the chorus doesn’t sound bad either). However I think my favorite part is Common’s verse at the end of the song.

Game Wikipedia
Common Wikipedia
Kanye West Wikipedia

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Kanye West – School Spirit

October 18th, 2012

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Summary: Throwback Thursday is back! This song was my first super favorite Kanye song and still holds a very special place in my heart takin me back to 2004.
About Artist:  Kanye West is… whatever just look it up if you live under a rock.
About Song: This song is off of Kanye West’s 2004 debut album College Dropout, one of my favorite albums of all time. Tons of good songs on that album that were my jams but this one in particular I used to rock everyday.
Favorite Part: Well I really like the track despite the chipmunk sound. And while there aren’t a lot of verses Kanye’s rapping is pretty good in a Kanye kind of way, I like the…
“Chasing y’all dreams and what you got planned,
now I spit it so hot you got tanned” (0:42)

College Dropout Wikipedia

Throwback Thrusday,

The Game – Wouldn’t Get Far (ft. Kanye West)(Woody Remix)

October 9th, 2012

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Summary: This song is a Woody’s Produce Remix of a Game song off of Doctor’s Advocate.
About Artist:  Original artists are the LA West Coast rapper Game and Kanye West.  However this remix is done by someone known as Woody’s Produce (check out the link to his site below in the other section). I don’t know anyting about hime except he’s done an exceptional remix project called Woody x Kanye West: Remixed
About Song: This song is off of a mixtape I really reall like called Woody x Kanye West: Remixed which is a collection of Kanye West remixes by Woody’s Produce.
Favorite Part:   I really like how the music that Woody’s Produce brought to the track fits so well with the rap. You’d be hard pressed to tell this was a remix if you’d never heard the original.

My favorite lyrics of the song are below (1:35)
“Now ask yourself this question, umm
Would you be with Jay-Z if he wasn’t C-E-O
Would you be with F-A-B-O if he drove a Neo
Would you ride with Ne-Yo, if he was in a Geo”


I also really really like the end of the song (3:15) where a computer reads the words that the Game says in the outro of the original.

Woody’s Produce Official Site
Woody x Kanye West: Remixed (Remix Album of Kanye songs)
Wouldn’t Get Far Original Music Video
Wouldn’t Get Far lyrics Rapgenius
Game Wikipedia
Kanye West Wikipedia

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The Dream – Higher (ft. Pusha-T, Mase, Cocaine 80s)(prod by. Hit-Boy)

October 5th, 2012

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Summary: You know I’m a big Kanye fan so there had to be something from G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer up here. This track is all about the production especially the outro.
About Artist:  There are a bunch of artists involved in this track so I won’t go into all their bios (you can Google them your damn self) but they are all a part of Kanye West’s music crew GOOD Music which is the collective that put out the album that this track is on Cruel Summer.
About Song: This song features the Dream on the hook, Pusha-T on the first verse, Ma$e on the second verse, and Cocaine 80s with the outro.
Favorite Part:   Like I said I put this song up here not because of the rapping but because of the production specifically the outro.

While the beat on the track is great throughout skip ahead to 3:43 where the outro starts to hear the part that I love so much. You really should listen to the outro on headphones to get the ful effect of all the meticulous production work that went into it.

Cruel Summer Wikipedia
Higher Lyrics on RapGenius

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Jay-Z and Kanye West – Otis

July 21st, 2011


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Summary:Watch the Throne (out August 1st)
About Artist: Jay-Z and Kanye West, what else is there to say. These are two of the current if not all time greats. They are coming out with a collaboration album Watch the Throne on August for and of course it will be much anticipated.
About Song: This song will appear on Watch the Throne and I believe is the albums first single (not sure if H.A.M counted as single or not). The song, produced by Kanye West, sample Otis Redding’s Try a little Tenderness.
Favorite Part:
The sample is sooo soulful and awesome but as far a lines I like…
“Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses
Sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive
I get it custom, you a customer
You ain’t ‘customed to going through Customs” (1:47)
I also love Jay-Z verse right after that and best part it there is NO HOOK.

Kanye West Wikipedia
Jay-Z Wikipedia
Otis Redding Wikipedia

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