Before our conversation, I listened to the new album, watched the video for DoomTree’s “Drumsticks” a million times. I’ll have to wait a month or two till he comes to play West Hollywood to shout it at him at a show. At at 28, he’s already logged a considerable amount of time in the studio, and four hundred plus some odd tracks which is definitely a professional average. Spin has even called him a child prodigy, various mainstream media corporate outlets bowed at his feet as well in previous write-ups. He was down for the exchange, and I was unbelievably ill. It was decided via text message would be mutually beneficial way to proceed.
Don’t you love Mos Def’s voice? This song is ok, I just wanted more Mos Def in this track and less of whatever happened after his part; especially when the song got to something about a volvo/many volvos and when Kanye spat, “If I’m a douche, put me in your coochie.” The beat was fine but after the first three minutes it lost me and just became redundant and sleepy. I have not been very impressed over all these G.O.O.D Friday releases, so far they are just stringing along but I always end up thinking to myself, “it’s just ok”, and then the …
Kanye takes us down nostalgia drive with this new song from his G.O.O.D Friday series. It features Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean and Charlie Wilson and they all work together! So much more cohesive, together, simpler and fresh. This track seems like something out off College Dropout which is a nice nod back to both Kanye’s Chicago days but also a time where it was all a bit more stripped down. Not that I don’t like his new sounds but I think variety is the spice of life. I dig it, this song makes me feel like I’m driving down with high school friends watching the foliage line the city streets, just having a good time, relaxing, breathing etc.
Kanye nugget are coming so fast, this blog is starting to feel like Lucy when she couldn’t keep up with the candy wrapping machine. So here’s a two-fer. Kanye posted this new track with Charlie Wilson and Beyoncé on his blog yesterday. In truth, it’s pretty light-weight compared to the other stuff we’ve heard, but the choral samples seem to be a theme on the new record.
New Kanye- “See Me Now” ft Beyoncé & Charlie Wilson