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Inspiration: Kanye West – G.O.O.D. Fridays

Once upon a time I was a certified Kanye hater. I didn’t care for “College Drop Out,” “Late Registration,” or even “Graduation.” I definitely dug his production, and was even excited to see him work with artists like The Game and Keyshia Cole. However, hearing him flow was never one of my beloved past-times.

Then I got into a destructive relationship that ended  abruptly. At that time my life was going through a series of dramatic changes, and it was a little overwhelming. As the cold winds blew I was mysteriously drawn to the musical warmth of “808’s & Heartbreaks.” This ambitious and artistic effort soon became the soundtrack to my life, both articulating my pain and inspiring my recovery.

Since then I’ve devoured every new project Kanye has been a party to; from Kid Cudi’s first album to the recent signing of Pusha T. Then a few week’s ago Kanye announced G.O.O.D. Friday(s); a digital promise to release a new track every Friday starring one/several members of the G.O.O.D. Music Family.

Last Friday Kanye released a gem titled “Christian Dior Denim Flow.” This is not only my favorite day six track thus far it is also my favorite track since 808’s. The above song can best be described as a grainy-countrified-choir-rock-symphony echoing sentiments of exhaustion and confusion. This isn’t music, this is art! The song’s many guest appearances offer fans a Neapolitan like buffet of flavor. For me, the best appearance overall has to be that of Lloyd Banks. Never has the strictly gangsta-rap artist been given the opportunity to go full force on a track such as this.

Although it seems this Friday’s release may be cancelled, I have my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that another mind-bending release will grace my FB News Feed. In the meantime all I can hear is, “all of these girls at my shows they lovin’ me… but I don’t know why I keep going, why I keep calling you.” (Wait… I do).


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