Kanye and the director really went with a dark, horror feel on this one. The visuals for this song come with a newly produced version of the song and both together I think are an example of bringing out the pain that Kanye put forth through this album. 808′s went to a whole new level in what we call music and even though some people did not enjoy this side of Kanye, if you were able to understand his thought behind the music, you should be able to side with him.
So I thought this song wasn’t going to leak tonight but it did. Honestly I do not really like this track but Drake likes to appeal to more then the usual fanbase which makes him unique. The beat is straight 808′s and Heartbreaks but eh. People say that Drake is going to take over J. Cole but seriously? Like I give the guy applaud for being multifacited but lyrically and rap wise J. Cole takes a dump on Drake. Looking at it as an R&B song it is good and sounds and will blow up but I don’t know I feel like his album is not going to live up to this unbearable hype. I guess it is because I am more a rap guy.
Find you’re Love – Drake
New Kanye. Rapping. No Autotune. Possibly the first single off of the upcoming Good Ass Job. It features an Ozzy Osbourne sample and a contribution from Dwele. Production on this one is monstrous, apparently handled by Symbolic 1 (S1). You never know with Kanye. He could’ve easily dropped some new French inspired electronic minimalist dubtronic dance music, but instead he gives us exactly what we’ve been waiting for.
I guess every superhero should have his theme music.
Power – Kanye West ft Dwele
A promo teaser or something, right? Nope.
This is, no doubt, a powerful visual filled with imagery, symbolism, and meaning more than average viewers will catch, but the bottom line? It’s going to leave a lot of people scratching their heads. It’s a move you probably should have expected from Kanye West – this is not entertainment, it is a statement. Read more about what the director said via MTV:
“There’s a lyric in the song — ‘No one man should have this much power’ — so the video kind of answers its own question,” Brambilla said. “It poses the question: ‘What does power and access look like?’ And then: ‘How delicate is it to preserve that moment of time?’ ”
Brambilla said they wanted to take a contemporary look at the idea of someone being immortal then becoming mortal, and show it in a way that would connect to art history. He used the Sistine Chapel as a reference point, including a Michelangelo fresco that comes to life. West is the central figure of the piece and represents “power.” Brambilla said West has gone through a tumultuous past year, as expressed in the lyrics of “Power,” and is in a moment of transition.
I think it’s pretty dope. Not as cool as the original “Civilization” from Brambilla but pretty damn cool.
Here’s a mixtape that made my shitty Monday into a manaegable shitty one. Yes, unfortunately there are even some things Kanye West can’t fix and that’s Mondays. It’s great to hear this mixtape come out. In a time where everything new needs to sound new, this tape goes back to the old but sounds new. 30 tracks pack with big names. I enjoyed pretty much every minute of it.
The new Kid Cudi’s tracks, no not the dreamy Man On The Moon sequel, such as a vaguely Rebirth-ish team-up with Kanye West, the cheesy “Erase Me” are a breath of fresh air. It was obvious these two could do better, and they just did, though not for Cudder’s album but for this mixtape.
Perajok & Kanye West Presents: G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape
Bon Iver’s name sticks out in this title like Jay-Z at a Grizzly Bear concert. How happy am I? Very. Kanye announced via his Twitter earlier yesterday that he’ll be releasing an EP with Jay-Z. This is apparently the second song off that EP.
You know that thing cartoon characters do when they see something unbelievable? They look at something with a surprised face, then rub their eyes with their fists as if to clean their eyeballs, which are surely deceiving them. Then they look again, and the unbelievable thing is still there. This is usually when their eyeballs become really large and protrude from their skull. I just did that. That just happened to me.
Kanye mentioned this a while back, but to hear it is a whole other beast. The Wu-Tang sample on the beat gives this a more raw, less pop feeling. Obviously, Justin Bieber cancels out that rawness. How do you feel about Kanye West and Raekwon remixing a Justin Bieber song?
Sidenote: Did you know Kanye West is currently only following one person on Twitter, and that person is Justin Bieber?
Runaway Love Remix – Justin Bieber ft Raekwon and Kanye West
Why do some people get tired of remixes? What their little bird brains fail to realize is that you can never have too many mash-ups. Same with ranch – no such thing as “too much ranch”.
This collection is well done, and you can download it for free. But you shouldn’t, because if you dish out some cash for it, the money goes to a youth writing charity so little kids can grow up to be healthy powerbloggers.
The follow up to The Notorious xx, This Is Real Life seamlessly blends familiar hip hop artists with an array of indie rock tracks to create a mixtape that pushes traditional notions of genre and delivers a mix that showcases rarely heard aspects of each side.
In the tradition of G.O.O.D. Friday, in which Kanye West has agreed to drop a new G.O.O.D. Music release every Friday until Christmas, Kanye has given us “Devil in a New Dress”. The song is a downtempo track, soulfully produced by Bink. I’d be surprised if this made it to Kanye’s album, at least without some major changes.
Devil in a New Dress – Kanye West
AUTOTUNE TUNE WARNING
I love that Kanye West and Bon Iver are working together. It’s funny that the two decided to expand on Bon Iver’s “The Woods”, one of the few songs that Bon Iver uses autotune on. I already feel a wave of autotune negativity coming on. Oh well. The verses are from Kanye’s Facebook headquarters appearance. Tagless should be out soon. Credit to YAF. What do you think?
Lost In The World – Kanyes West fest Bon Iver