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In some ways, this track reminds us of the unexpected (and incredible) collaborations that have taken shape in his G.O.O.D Fridays series — and just like many of those tracks, it feels loose to the point of sounding undercooked. But it’s also a big departure: “All Of The Lights” finds West taking on subject matter a little bit deeper than, say, New York Fashion Week. He tosses off a quick reference to the death of Michael Jackson (makes sense, since this song plays when we see the fallen King Of Pop’s paper mache head in Runaway), and then spends much of the song reflecting on the downside of the fast life (“I made mistakes, I broke my head / Court sucked me dry, I spent that bread / She need a daddy, baby, please / Can’t let her grow up in that ghetto university”).
All we can say is, good luck getting all these folks together for the video. Or a performance on the best venue to see Kanye perform — live television.
[Via You Heard That New]