Kanye West Weighs In With “Chain Heavy”
While Kanye West may be luxuriating in Abu Dhabi, he’s found time to post another G.O.O.D. Fridays track (on Saturday, as has been his custom lately). “Chain Heavy” — which he debuted live at Facebook’s corporate office this summer — is back as a fully produced track featuring Talib Kweli, Consequence and Kanye himself rhyming about the heavy burdens they bear (cultural and otherwise). You won’t be seeing ‘Ye perform this one on the Today show anytime soon, but it’s worth a listen. Add a link to your chain and grab the track below.
[wpaudio url=”//idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Kanye-West-Chain-Heavy.mp3″ text=”Kanye West f/ Talib Kweli & Consequence – Chain Heavy”] The spooky whistle in the beat (which, as Kanye announces at the start of the track, owes credit to Consequence’s cousin Q-Tip) ultimately distracts from what might otherwise be a decent track. But it’s bursting with clever lines: “I am the day Ice Cube met Michael Jackson / Keep him away, huh? Something might happen / This is the making of a masterpiece / So we broke out the chains and told ‘em master, ‘Peace’.”
How does this stack up against previous G.O.O.D. Fridays tracks?