Published on July 5th, 2012 | by Chucky Chesus0
King Ye’s hardest year
G.O.O.D. music is in full effect in 2012. Reigning over their competition, YMCMB and MMG, Kanye and companty have been dropping hit after hit and remix after remix and with the less then stellar Maybach Music Group Volume 2 CD, they look poised to take the summer but this is largely due to the fact that Kanye has finally embodied that confidence he exudes and pumped in into his lyrics.
(kanye’s song as performed by a child)
Mr. West is no stranger to controversy and nothing gained more controversy than the originally titled “Theraflu,” later changed to “Way Too Cold,” featuring Dj Khaled. “I admit I fell in love with kim, right around the same time she fell in love with him, well thats cool baby girl do your’ thing, your lucky I didn’t have J drop him from the team” speaking about the highly publicized divorce between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humpries who plays for the Nets, a team partially owned by good friend and mentor of Kanye West, Jay Z. Even before people got a hold of that line, Kanye’s chorus offended animal rights activist group PETA by mocking them stating, “can a young n*%&#a get money anymore, Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor.” With the bass thumping beat bumping out anime sounding beeping noises, we had one nice track. Kanye let everyone know that he wasn’t playing this year.
Hit Boy (who produced “Way Too Cold” as well) and Kanye obviously work quite well together and this Rozay assisted track is even a step ahead of “Way Too Cold.” “I wish you would” is a track featured on Dj Khaled’s CD “Kiss the Ring,” coming out August 21st. A big beat that Hit Boy is known for creating, filled with claps and occasional bell rings. Upon my first listen, I didn’t know how I felt, especially about the opening lines, “One, two, them boys coming for you, three, four, better lock your door, five, six, hide yo’ b$^#$,” all sang in auto tune but as the song carried on, I asked myself. “where has this Kanye Been?” It’s extremely rare these days to find Rick Ross giving a less than amazing verse, “my corner will scorch you somehow my flow is the coldest, money, power, respect the only thing truly important,” gloats the king of the Yayo capitol. In the spirit of the classic Dj Khaled’s anthem, “Go Hard,” Kanye and Ross gave us another jam to feel like we’re above our “haters.”
For those who tuned into the B.E.T. awards last Sunday and saw the G.O.O.D. music performance, I’m more than sure you recognized the full team in effect performing the now platinum single, “Mercy,” followed by “Way to Cold,” you may have heard what seemed like an A Capella freestyle from Kanye only to find out it was the gem of the year. “New God Flow,” is easily one of the best songs to come out this year and in my opinion, in a long time. In the midst of all of the recent Pusha T vs. Drake and Lil Wayne beef, Pusha has never sounded as good or as raw. “I believe there’s a God above me, I’m just the God of everything else, I’ll put holes in everything else, new God flow F%$^ everything else!” Pusha T, right from the start, rips this track apart, letting everyone know that he and Boss Ye’ feel they’re both two of the best in the game. He even boast about Kanye West signing a drug dealer being a good move. Kanye doesn’t let Pusha just get the spotlight on this track, after he effortlessly kils the first two verses, Kanye bodies the track for nearly 2 and a half minutes, using the same march beat from the “S#$% I Don’t Like Remix.” “I’m living three dreams, Biggie Smalls, Dr King, Rodney King,” Ye spits over the piano laced track. Right at 3:33, when the marching beat kicks back in, he continues with “did Moses not part the water with the cane, did strippers not make an arc when I made it rain, did Yeezy not get signed by Hov and Dame and ran to Jacob and made the new Jesus chains?” He even seals this track with a little G.O.O.D. music chant and talks about being better than his foes as well as better dressed.
Kanye is doing better collaborations, has a great, if not the best, record label roster and is spitting over harder beats. If this keeps up, a lot of other rappers will have to step there game up or get stuck like a piece of gum under Kanye’s Air-Yeezys. I can’t wait to hear what the G.O.O.D. music CD, Cruel Summer, will give us later this year on August 7th.