The massive buzz surrounding G.O.O.D. Music‘s forthcoming compilation confirms it: there ain’t nobody in the game hotter than Kanye‘s motherf**kin’ Clique. On the just-released follow-up to hit lead single Mercy, Yeezy schemes about how he’s gonna build himself and his homies into a force to rival Wu-Tang in their heyday. A natural progression from the minimal yet bumping boardwork that backed the record’s predecessor, Hit-Boy‘s slow-building mix of bass, muffled vocal samples, tension-fraught string loops and Funky President “Hey‘s set the mood for swagger-soaked bars from West and G.O.O.D. family member Big Sean, as well as Watch the Throne partner-in-rhyme Jay-Z. Will ‘Ye and his homies go down in hip-hop history as one of the dopest coteries to do it? Perhaps it’s too early to tell. The ambition displayed here, however, can only augur well for Cruel Summer, scheduled to be unleashed upon record stores and online retailers September 18.
Written by richard on 09/7/12
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"I Don't Like (Remix)" (2012)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- No Money, No Family: Iggy Azalea’s Insane Coming to America Story
- A Very Serious Lyrical Analysis of Lil Wayne’s “Sorry 4 The Wait 2”
- Rap Lines That Make No Fucking Sense: The Comeback
- 1 Listen Album Review: Lupe Fiasco’s “Tetsuo & Youth” (Lupe Back)
- Inside the Conspiracy Theory World of Childish Gambino’s Music Videos
- KIDD - Whipped Cream
- 2014 Best of the Booth Award Winners (The Complete List)
- Who Was the Worst Rapper of 2014?
- The Hip-Hop Albums I Need to Hear in 2015
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.