“I’m a let you finish…but I got Beyonce on the track!” Kanye West
Earlier today on Hot 97 Kanye debuted a track he’s had in the vaults. Named “See Me Now,” the track features chorus work from both Beyonce and Charlie Wilson along with production from Lex Luger. The vibe will remind fans of Ye’s upbeat College Dropout work like “Family Business.” Beyonce’s carries a hum-along melody throughout the song doesn’t clash with Kanye’s lyrics, which has ear-catching lines like “Rap god, Greek mythology/And his life too crazy to think logically/Here’s something that you can use as an analogy/My life is like a child’s illusions become reality. ” Throughout the song, West does a great balancing act of mixing the spiritual with the secular, using topics such as Chicago gangs, God, fashion and battle raps.
Amusingly, the biggest shock people seem to have from this track is Beyonce singing “My niggas is home.” You know you’re a superstar when people can no longer fathom you using everyday language. People seem to have forgotten Bey didn’t grow up in a bubble, but Houston, Texas.
Personally I’m not big on the musical backdrop, but Kanye lyrics elevate the experience for me. Enjoy.
Ill Bill TV
By now you’re used to the weekly new material that’s being posted here from DJ Muggs and Ill Bills Kill Devils Hill album. Today, the duo dropped an official video for the track “Ill Bill TV.” The album has been pushed back a week and will now come out on August 31st via Fat Beats Records.
50 Cent Prank Calls Shyne
Last week Def Jam held a conference call for media to speak with Shyne about his future projects. 50 Cent got wind of the news and decided to crash the party by impersonating a fictional Radio One personality. Apparently, someone at Def Jam either realized it was 50 or just didn’t like 50’s valid question regarding Shyne’s issues with him. Before 50 could really go at him, his call was terminated.
Of course, when 50 tried to call back he was blocked. But that didn’t stop the Queens mogul from going into a mini-rant. Watch and get a decent chuckle. Ironically, neither artist is making stellar music these days.