The disappointment I felt when I found out Kanye didnt produce Devil in a New Dress….
Nah that was that Bink dude. Also, S1 produced Power. Kanye just added a little bit to both of them so he could have it read “Produced by Kanye West and (enter name here)” in the liner notes.
Is this nigga getn lazy or what?
Or is he just doing the classic “out of touch successful guy takes credit from genius and more capable under dog.”?
Had I read this prior to hearing Watch the Throne and Cruel Summer, I’d say it was the latter. Having heard those two albums tho, I’m gonna go ahead and say he’s getting lazy. He already thinks so highly of himself and his music that if he puts out some shit that’s below what he’s capable of, it’s still eons ahead of whatever everyone else is putting out.
It’s like the USA Basketball team.
He’s still pretty good when he chooses to be, but everyone else is definitely catching up.
“Power” sounded almost nothing like the one we know and love before S1 turned it over to Kanye. The original “Power” didn’t have that “Afromerica” sample in it at all until Kanye touched the boards.
Innate cynicism about rap causes people to always assume the worst, and I can understand that, but Kanye is not simply slapping his name on other people’s beats.
So it just had the Cold Grits sample and the King Crimson sample?
I feel like the Afromerica sample made that beat what it was tho.
Even more annoying is when you look at the people who “helped” him write his bars over the years. Rhymefest, Consequence, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Cyhi. Anyone who wasn’t helping him write hits anymore slipped through the cracks.