OMFG, this song is crying. Such beautiful pain.
“Did it ever occur that you forgave yourself before I did? Did it ever occur that you forgave yourself before I could?”
BTW, in case ya don’t know. Emile Haynie is the amazingly talented producer of such gems as Kanye West’s “Runaway,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven,” and many Lana Del Rey songs. Yeah, exactly.
Kanye West / Live Orchestra Prepping for ‘Late Registration’ Performance
NEW MUSIC: The Chainsmokers - “KANYE” ft. Siren
Luvin’ the melody on that hook tho
Woooo! My ninja ‘Ye is killin!!! Young spitta is throwin’ that fuego!
The backstory via Pigeons & Planes:
In 1996, Fat Beats opened up a record shop on 6th Avenue in New York City, and to celebrate the launch, a bunch of rappers came through to perform. At the time, a 19-year-old Chicago kid named Kanye West wasn’t one of the big draws. They had Lord Finesse, Ill Bill, J-Live, Chino XL, Xzibit, and a few other rappers who had already made a name for themselves and were known in New York.
Going back through the footage of the night, Fat Beats manager DJ Eclipse realized what he had and sent the video to Complex. It’s a teenage Kanye rapping in ’96, dropping lines like, “Tryin’ to flex technique you gettin’ blast with a tec / That shit is mad ironic like Alanis Morissette.”
Zane Lowe meets…. Rick Rubin
Loved the insight into the creative process working w/ some of the biggest names like Kanye West, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, etc.
Also, while you’re at it, peep the Shangri La Studio tour from Zane Lowe.
Dave Chappelle Describes His First Encounter with Kanye West
New ADIDAS Promo Ft. New Kanye West Track - The Dream: all in or nothing ft. Messi, Alves, Suárez, Özil and more — FIFA World Cup™
NEW MUSIC VID: Future - “I Won” (Explicit) ft. Kanye West (Dir. by Hype Williams)
Real dope visuals. Maaaan, I remember growing up on Hype Williams’ vids all through the 90s. Time flies!