Tag Archives: Kanye West

G.O.O.D. Music Album Preview

Here’s the first preview of the Kanye West led G.O.O.D. Music album, ‘Cruel Summer’. Its disappointing that there is no Frank Ocean, but I digress. The stuff I’ve heard from this already is top rate.

 

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New: Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean-‘Clique’

 

 

I’m pretty sure Kanye has never made a bad beat. It’s amazing how he can create such layers and an attractive beat to all his stuff. The lyrics have the usual humour. “Ate breakfast at Gucci/ My girl a superstar all from a home movie” raps Yeezy. Loved that. Jay and Sean are understated here, but its still a beast of a tune.

 

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New Kanye West & Pusha T-‘New God Flow’

Here is the latest track from the G.O.O.D Music record from Kanye and Pusha T. It has trademark West beats, and Yeezy and Pusha kill it as usual. It will be interesting to see what form the record takes shape. This might be my favourite of the new tunes released so far.

It’s streaming here…

By Conor Kelly

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Video: Kanye West-‘Mercy’

I’m a bit late on this, but Kanye released a video for ‘Mercy’the first track released from the G.O.O.D Music album/collaboration. The video is in black and white. There’s also a sick remix going around by RL Grime and Salva. I’ve links to both below.

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Video: Jay-Z & Kanye West-‘No Church In The Wild’

Here is the video for ‘Watch The Throne’s’ opener ‘No Church In The Wild.’ The dynamic duo play the O2 in Dublin on the 8th and 9th of June.

By Conor Kelly

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Kanye West Remixes Chief Keef

More stuff involving Kanye ahead of G.O.O.D Music the album. Here he remixes the Chief Keef  track ‘I Don’t Like,’ and name drops the shit out of this, including Ric Flair (as a wrestling fan, that is cool). Here it is, via Fakeshoredrive.com

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Video: Jay-Z and Kanye West-Niggas In Paris

My Number 5 track of 2011 now has a video. Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s track Niggas In Parisis now accompanied by a crazy collection of their live tour. If you suffer from Epilepsy it would be advisable to ignore this.

By Conor Kelly

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Kanye West Working With Frank Ocean, Pusha-T, Jay Electronica On G.O.O.D. Music Album

 

When Kanye West announced his G.O.O.D. Music would be releasing a compilation album, everyone knew there would be serious guests. Today a few names have tweeted their involvement. They include Frank Ocean, Jay Electronica, Pusha-T and Big Sean.

Words By Conor Kelly

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The Top Ten Albums Of 2011: Number 1

Number 1: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

And so here it is, the number one album of 2011. This year there was only one winner. This album was as close to perfection as any got to in 2011. Before this year, Justin Vernon was always known as the guy who recorded an album for months in isolation in a cabin. The result, For Emma, Forever Agowas a folk guitar piece of brilliance. It was fragile, heartfelt and full of heartbreak. This year though, the one man project come band really found their own. The self-titled second album could not be further from the debut.

From the opener Perth until closer ‘Beth/Rest’ is an album of sincere lyrics, majestic imagery,  beautiful harmonies, superb musicianship and a collective quality. You cannot skip a track. It grips you from the start, taking the listener on a journey from one beautiful place to another. If ‘For Emma’ was very personal and inward, ‘Bon Iver’ is most definitely for a large audience and one that puts the listener in a zone. Much has been written about Holocene, the grammy nominated track. It is beautiful and epic. ‘Calgary’ is darker, but equally enthralling.

‘Hinnom, TX’ is a track that reminds me more of a sunrise/sunset more than any other song. Its magical, as is the whole album. ‘Towers’ and ‘Wash.’ are both upbeat and continue the quality. As with Vernon’s good friend Kanye West‘s landmark record ‘My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy’ last year, this is the most complete and compelling album released in 2011. It was really Bon Iver’s year.

Words By Conor Kelly

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The Top Ten Albums Of 2011: Number 8

Number 8: Jay-Z & Kanye West-Watch The Throne

When it was announced that Jay and Kanye were recording an album together, we knew for the most part what to expect. That did not make it any less compelling however. The huge samples produced by Yeezy, the A-list guests including Beyonce, Justin Vernon, Frank Ocean and Mr. Hudson, lyrics about their obscene wealth and the supreme flow of Hov in particular. Both guys bring pretty much their A-games, which makes this one of the best Hip-Hop records all year.

Words By Conor Kelly

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