For those who miss the “Old Kanye West,” Statik Selektah has just the mix for you. The producer drops the excellent mixtape titled “Yeezy Duz It: The Sole of Kanye West” which blends classics with never heard before remixes that features the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Method Man, T.I., Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Talib Kweli and more. Definitely hit play on this.
The lyrical dope boy has returned! Pusha T is back and blesses us with his penchant for phenomenal coke rap with “Diet Coke” produced by Kanye West and 88-Keys. A new Pusha album is on the way and this is the start of something that we need to prepare for.
Kanye West and The Game connect for the first time in years on “My Life Was Never Eazy.” Produced by Hit-Boy, DJ Premier, Mike Dean, Big Duke and Cash Jones, the two lament on their respective lives. Kanye talks about his present situation with Kim Kardashian and his children, which is certainly where the buzz is at for this song.
No matter what you think of Kanye West, what’s undeniable is the brilliance of “Life of the Party.” Specifically, Andre 3000’s verse that serves as a heartfelt plea to “Ms. Donda” to check on his elders in the heavens. The song was originally leaked by Drake as part of his feud with Kanye after Mr. West refused to put the song on Donda due to the explicit lyrics. But now it’s here and has a new verse from Kanye that focuses more on his childhood than a beef with Drake.
A fan has cleverly mashed up the work of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar for a mixtape titled “Good Kid Twisted Fantasy.” DJ Toasty Digital blends the work of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and good kid, m.A.A.d city for this unique 20-minute concept mixtape that is set 30 years into the future.
“They’re two of my favorite albums ever,” Toasty told Input. “Both came out at a time when I was getting really into making my own music, so they definitely influenced how I thought an album should be put together.
“Generally, Kendrick and Kanye have stayed in their own lanes, maybe because they’re both such huge talents and would get in each other’s way. It’s a dream collaboration.”
Kanye West has announced that he’ll drop his 10th solo studio album this year titled God’s Country. Judging by the lead single “Wash Us In The Blood” that features Travis Scott, it’s a mixture of Yeezus and JESUS IS KING. The video splices together footage from the protests across the country, videos of police brutality and artful visuals. The song was also mixed down by Dr. Dre.
For whatever reason, Nas decided to drop a video for each song from his NASIR album. The next video comes in the form of The-Dream and Kanye West-assisted “Everything.”
Nas blesses us with another set of visuals for the Kanye West-produced “Adam & Eve” from his NASIR project released last summer.
One of the standout tracks from the Nas and Kanye West collaboration NASIR gets a visual treatment. Nas laments about the perils of police brutality in the African American community over Kanye West production and Slick Rick makes a cameo.
DJ Green Lantern drops off a proper remix of Nas and Kanye West’s “Cops Shot the Kid.”