Kanye West drops “Chain Heavy,” what we think is the next installment of G.O.O.D. Music Fridays even though he said he wasn’t going to keep doing it since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy leaked to the internet. Folks at RarRadar say it’s a bonus track. Either way, it’s out and pretty NY heavy as well.
Q-Tip produces the joint, an interesting, spacey/soulful mix that matches guests Talib Kweli and Consequence a bit better than Kanye West but as always, Kanye slips in a few interesting lines to save his contribution. The song runs a bit long, comparatively, and while it may not be the best advertisement for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, it’s certainly very listenable. (Update: It’s growing on me. Fast.)
Kanye West has certainly been making the news rounds the last couple of days, with the leak of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, as well as the back-and-forth between himself and George W. Bush, after both men were interviewed on the Today show by Matt Lauer, while tracks like these continue to feed those of us who simply enjoy the creative and expressive works of Kanye West.