Chicago's Ohana Bam is a student of Kanye West, and with his latest track, "Fight With the Best," he has announced that his next project will find him rapping exclusively over old Yeezy beats. "Fight With the Best" comes with an instrumental that Kanye crafted in '99. The beat eventually ended up on a 2001 Rhymefest track, also called "Fight With the Best," released right around the time when Kanye got his big break by contributing extensively to The Blueprint. Back then, Ye was really a master with the blazing samples -- this one pulled from Hall & Oates' "Grounds for Separation" -- and Ohana Bam has now proven that this sound is nowhere near being stale, especially when it's greeted with a new-school Chicago energy.
“I wanted make a personal record, something to connect with the fans and give them more of my life," said Bam of "Fight With the Best. "This Kanye beat from 1999 stood out to me and I knew it was right for this song." One can feel the youthful Chicago spirit with which Ye first made the beat come full circle on "Fight With the Best." The full project, which is coming soon, will be called Orientation. We can't wait to see which other early Yeezy gems make the final cut.
I look to God because I know that he's the one who knows me best
It's like they playin' God, they shootin' n*ggas down and no arrests, just bloody flesh
Mama in the house prayin' and nothin' happens
You never know 'cause them haters might see you and get to cappin'