Now I know the school year just started and y’all got better things to do, but if you’ve had the chance to listen to ANY new music at all I sure hope that it’s included some of the new gems from Mr. West. Seriously, the last 4 or 5 songs this guy has touched are game-changing, statement making, legacy material. He’s (not so) quietly changing the landscape of what’s possible and acceptable in mainstream hip-hop and bringing along the biggest names in the game while he does it. Who doesn’t want to rock it on a K-West beat, huh???
A favorite talking point in rap circles these days is how easy everybody has it because Lil Wayne’s not producing at the moment - not entirely true, see here - http://weezythanxyou.com/
There’s obviously some truth to this (see Teflon Don) however Kanye has managed to relegate industry darling Drake to the world of teenage fandom while stepping into his new role as both this generations Rick James and Marvin Gaye.
Here are links to much more technologically advanced blogs that actually post his music. Stay tuned to pomo - live mixes, interviews, and file hosting all rolling out soon.
For “Monster” and “Devil in a New Dress” we turn to the good ppl at Jayel Audio - http://jayelaudio.com/2010/09/04/new-kanye-west-monster-and-devil-in-a-new-dress/
The Stu Reid Experiment comes through with the greaterthanthesumofitsparts remix to “Power” - http://www.thestureidexperiment.com/2010/09/hip-hop-your-way-through-weekend.html
And for MORE than just shits and giggles we get the infectious Runaway Love Remix, bringing together the Chef and Kid Bieber - http://kickinthepeanuts.com/?p=10592
have a great weekend