Kanye West Has Got “The Joy” In His Latest “G.O.O.D. Friday” Track

Becky Bain | October 30, 2010 11:40 am

Kanye West has finally finished his album, but the generous artiste isn’t through giving away tracks for free. (Maybe he’s just in a good mood after his short film Runaway recieved mostly positive reviews from critics and fans alike?) The latest G.O.O.D. Friday (more like G.O.O.D. Saturday) jam, “This Joy”, carries a soulful spin, thanks to a hook built on soul icon Curtis Mayfield’s velvety vocals. It doesn’t hurt that Foxy Brown (or Jackie Brown, depending on what generation you’re from) herself, Pam Grier, appears in all her glory on the single cover art. Kanye, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Charlie Wilson and more throw it down, old-school, after the jump.

[wpaudio url=”//static.idolator.com/uploads/2010/10/kanye-west-the-joy.mp3″ text=”Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, Kid Cudi & Pete Rock – The Joy”] We love that Kanye loves his insanely ostentacious Horus necklace so much, he references it in his song. “Though the Jewelry’s Egyptian, know the hunger’s Ethiopian.” He then follows it up with another apparent My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy theme — his fight with his own ego. Or is it his Id? “This beat deserves Hennessy, a bad bitch and a bag of weed, the Holy Trinity / In the mirror where I see my only enemy.”

Another awesome West couplet for the ages: “”I never understood Planned Parenthood/ ‘Cause I never met nobody plan to be a parent in the ‘hood / Taking refills of that Plan B pill/ Another shorty that won’t make it to the family will.”

Jay-Z throws it down like usual, and Kid Cudi proves just how “over rapping” he is by contributing just a few positive lines on the track.

According to the pic below (uploaded by West), Yeezy’s track list is pretty much what we previously posted, except there’s a “Runaway” interlude included, and the last song “See Me Now“, which would feature Beyonce, has been replaced with “Who Will Survive in America”, featuring Gil Scott-Heron. Unfortunate! We really liked that cheerful Bey & ‘Ye number.

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