Scrapped Kanye West-Kid Cudi Collab Surfaces

Carl Williott | October 3, 2016 12:34 pm

Kanye West and Kid Cudi‘s working relationship has been tumultuous in recent years — but maybe that tension is why their collaborations never sound half-assed. The latest example came earlier this year, when Kanye enlisted Cudi on “Father Stretch My Hands” — the result was one of The Life Of Pablo‘s most transcendent moments. But a few months later, Cudi was laying waste to Kanye (and Drake) on Twitter and West was responding in kind during a concert rant. Clearer heads prevailed, but it’s fitting that an unfinished collab that has the two stars uniting to bury their haters has leaked.

The snippet appears to be an early, Kanye-featuring version of “Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now,” off Cudi’s 2014 Satellite Flight LP. This take features a more percussive electro beat and West sounds pretty angry, but most of his verse is unfinished. However, the two of them link up on the hook that would appear on the final version: “People talk shit about me, deep down they knowin’ they ain’t right. When I walk in the room, they can’t look in my eyes.”

Hear the demo below, from Rap Dose.