Kanye West's a capella track "I Love Kanye" inspired numerous remixes in the immediate aftermath of The Life of Pablo's release. Though he's a bit late to the party, rising Swedish producer LIOHN may have the best remix yet, and he debuts it today in a HNHH premiere. LIOHN's remix, entitled "LongLiveYeezy," incorporates fluttering synths and contortionist 808s and distorts and warps Kanye's vocals in a production style reminiscent of Kanye himself.
ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kanye West
Even though we don’t have a title or release date yet, Schoolboy continues to promote his upcoming sophomore album like it’s right around the corner. In fact, Q recently announced that the album is already finished and turned in, meaning that it could be dropping any week here, so to hold us over with in the meantime he’s decides to keep the new music coming.
Heard Em Say (Freestyle)
UK rapper Little Simz delivered her EP, Age 101: Drop X, back in December, and since then she's been quiet. That's not to say she hasn't been busy-- she performed in Austin for SXSW (and was interviewed by Nardwuar, more importantly), has been touring the U.S., and she even made it onto Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Princes" list, thus, you know she keeps her business on point.
Drake Feat. Jay Z & Kanye West
We know y’all have been clamoring for these new Drake tracks all day, and we’ve finally got a stream (subject to takedown, as usual). Drake goes as big as possible for the features on “Pop Style,” cleverly hidden as ‘The Throne’ – Kanye West and Jay Z.
Kanye West Feat. Sampha
A new Yeezy leak has hit the web, and it comes in stunning quality, sounding like what has to be the CDQ. Named after his three-month-old son, Kanye performed "Saint Pablo" last month at Yo Gotti's release party for The Art of Hustle. The track features British singer Sampha, who lends his fragile vocals to a particularly gorgeous Mike Dean production. Knowing Ye, there are likely a couple of other heads behind the mix as well.
Kanye West is planning to gradually tweak his album, The Life Of Pablo, indefinitely, and while we await further changes to the constantly moving project, West seems to have provided something of an accompaniment to the album on SoundCloud today. Wishing his followers a "Happy Easter," Ye premiered "Ultralight Prayer," which feels similar to "Low Lights" in that it is driven entirely by a sampled vocal, but anyone who is familiar with the album by this point will recognize that it is a fuller version of the gospel sample found on "Ultralight Beam".
A few hours before he releases Slime Season 3, Young Thug gives fans something to chew on: a new track called "With Them".
I Love Kanye (DJ Premier Remix)
Kanye West harnessed his bombastic Twitter powers and used them for good on TLOP a capella track "I Love Kanye." This afternoon, DJ Premier shared a humble offering for the people, his "I Love Kanye" remix.
30 Hours For Pablo Dylan
Rick Ross' remix of Kanye West's "Famous" failed to inspire. Perhaps the people will react more favorably to "30 Hours For Pablo Dylan," OG Maco's remix of "30 Hours" in which he adopts Ross' flow and lyrical mannerisms. Despite having been pigeon-holed as something of a screamo rapper, Maco never makes two tracks alike. He dedicated the track to his friend Pablo Dylan "cause that's my nigga."
I Love Kanye (Key Wane Remix)
Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo has given more attention to Desiigner's "Panda" as a freestyle record, but it's not the only part of the LP that's being remixed. The acapella that comes halfway through thealbum, "I Love Kanye" has naturally been reinterpreted with a lot of different instrumentation, both seriously and as a joke. Key Wane's new mix falls into the former category, and as someone who is probably a student of the "old Kanye," he seems the perfect man for the job.
Rick Ross Feat. Kanye West & Rihanna
A new Rick Ross remix of Swizz Beatz-produced banger "Famous" signals the second drop from a cascade of The Life of Pablo remixes to come. The first was Stefan Ponce's excellent "I Love Kanye" remix, which Ponce has since taken down.
Figure It Out
French Montana Feat. Kanye West & Nas
As expected, French Montana came through on Friday night and dropped off his new mixtape called Wave Gods. Fittingly hosted by Max B, the 12-track project boasts features from Future, Kanye West, Nas, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Diddy, Quavo, and many more. Looking to highlight the tape, here goes arguably the biggest record off it called “Figure It Out” featuring the man of the week Kanye West & Nas!
I Love Kanye (Stefan Ponce Remix)
One of the most curious tracks on Kanye West' The Life of Pablo is the 44-second interlude "I Love Kanye." Kanye's a capella bars were ripe for a remix, and this morning producer Stefan Ponce has capitalized with a soulful remix that samples The Dramatics' "I Dedicate My Life To You" -- the sort of song Kanye would have sampled in his Black Album days.
Kanye West's twitter has been a goldmine lately. Had to turn on those tweet notifications for him just because, and it's proved fruitful. Moments ago he tweeted, "Now that the album is finally finished it’s back to Good Fridays." No complaints from us-- although admittedly we've been inundated with news stories about Kanye West, we haven't really received the CDQ, or a proper stream, for anything off The Life of Pablo (apart from the two records already released) so this little jam is a nice surprise.
Black Skinhead [Throwback]
Of course, today's TBT has to honor Kanye West, who currently has the music world at a standstill awaiting the imminent arrival of his seventh album, the final title of which -- after many revisions -- has just been revealed to be The Life of Pablo. It's hard to believe it's been over two and a half years since 'Ye's last album, though the mood was much the same in the hours before Yeezus.
Black Skinhead (Remix)
Kanye West Feat. Miley Cyrus & Travis Scott
Kanye West has always been as much a tastemaker as an emcee. His fashion moves are imitated, his music style is emulated and his co-signs become world famous. So, when we hear a story about Kanye West gathering Miley Cyrus and Travi$ Scott for a surreptitious remix of “Black Skinhead” in 2013, we shouldn’t be surprised.
No More Parties In L.A.
Kanye West Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Kim Kardashian took to Twitter over the weekend to clarify the conspicuous absence of a new Kanye West track on G.O.O.D. Friday: he had been unavoidably detained at a Yeezy Season 3 fitting in Italy.
Trill Friends (Real Friends Remix)
By now you've all heard Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Fridays release "Real Friends," which, in conjunction with that "No More Parties in LA" snippet, wiped the unfortunate "FACTS" from our collective memory. Given its quality, "Real Friends" was inevitable going to get some remixes.
Real Friends/No More Parties In LA
Kanye West Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ty Dolla $ign
Kim Kardashian promised us new Yeezy last night, and indeed, her man has exceeded all expectations by dropping two songs in one, both with the potential to be SWISH material. The first is titled "Real Friends," the track Kim hinted at with last night's tweet, and afterwards, there's a surprise collab with Kendrick Lamar and Madlib, "No More Parties in LA."
After hitting us with a preview of this just the other day, Sia keeps her word and drops off her new Kanye West-produced record “Reaper.”