Wow, so I’m about to “start doing homework” and Rogo from It’s A Rap comes into my room (we’re housemates) and tells me a new Kanye West song leaked. I was completely stunned when he told me there’s a good chance it’s on his new album. He plays it for me and I am even more stunned to hear that Kanye is sampling Bon Iver’s “Woods” (though, I shouldn’t be). It turns out that this is the song that he rapped a cappella style when he visited the Facebook Headquarters.
Apparently someone has the album and played a few of the songs on the somehow still untitled album that’s rumored to have a November 22nd release date.
The song is pretty incredible. It has a bit of 808’s flavor which may turn some people off, but to hell with that. I’m totally immersed in this song right now. The combination of Bon Iver’s auto-tuned folk and Kanye’s innovation create one hell of a beat. He perfectly finds a way to take “Woods” and help give his song a unique sound. There is simply no other rapper out there who is doing what Kanye is doing.
Unfortunately it’s tagged up, but something tells me that may get fixed this Friday.