Ooooohhhhh snaaaappp, just when you thought The Hot Six couldn’t get any HOTTER, we hit you with some fresh new dopeness that will take this ish to the next level. We’re proud to introduce our new blogger, FarSide, who’s got his thumb on the pulse of the hottest Hip-Hop tracks and trends. The Hot Six is dropping that Hip-Hop HOTNESS for you, too! What else you want, yo??? Without further ado, here’s FarSide:
Egotistical, rude, self-centered, attention-craving, d***bag . . . say what you will about Kanye West, but there’s one thing you can’t argue with at an elemental level: the guy has artistic vision and ability arguably above and beyond anyone in the rap/hip-hop game today. To my knowledge, I’ve listened to just about every track starring, guest-starring, or produced by Kanye West and I can truthfully say that each could’ve shined as a solid single release from a full-length studio album, including unreleased tracks which were a few unfinished bars and hooks away from classics. It’s difficult to think of any other artist capable of being held to that same standard. Barring a history on one of the most recognizably loved/hated figures in pop and hip hop culture, this week we’ll spotlight West’s latest project: “Mercy.”
The first single off of the debut studio album of Kanye’s record label G.O.O.D. Music, Mercy intros with a sample from late reggae singer Fuzzy Jones, immediately notching up the hype which is effortlessly carried through with hooks from fellow labelmates Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, and the lead man himself. Not the strongest track lyrically, but a promising glimpse at what’s ahead with the full length album release.
Mercy – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T , 2 Chainz
So what do you think? Spin or Pass?
*Also check out: Kanye West – ‘Theraflu’ (recently renamed to ‘Way Too Cold’ for trademark infringement reasons)
*A Kanye song you may not know about, but should: Kanye West – Chain Heavy (ft. Talib Kweli & Consequence) Prod. by Q-Tip