News: Kanye West Freestyles "Good A** Job" At FaceBook Headquarters
Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 10:00AM
Footage of Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West freestyling records from his upcoming Good A** Job album has landed online.
In the footage, Ye is seen at social networking website FaceBook's California headquarters.
Remember when Kanye first debuted he repeatedly said how much he wants to get respected as a rapper? Well, by now anybody with ears for rapping can attest to Mr. West's lyricism. Thanks to continuous reports and co-signs from hip-hop heavyweights who heard tracks off Good A** Job, the anticipation for the album continues to rise. Adding fuel to the fire, this clip of Yeezy humbly spitting several verses off his upcoming LP at Facebook HQ just adds a smile to our faces. "I am the day Ice Cube meets Mike Jackson. Keep them away, huh? Something might happen." Yea, son hear it for yourself. (Complex)
Song titles from Ye's performance have also been revealed.
Kanye West has been showing up in all sorts of random places including LeBron James' NBA announcement, alongside King Tut's great-grandmother, and now the Facebook headquarters. Mr. West, in a designer suit, stopped by the social networking website's Palo Alto, Calif., offices on Tuesday (July 27) to perform four songs from his fifth album, including "Mama's Boyfriend," "Lost in the World," "Chain Heavy," and "Sweat on My Face." (Rap-Up)
Rick Ross recently opened up about observing West in the studio working on the forthcoming album.
"I was just like, Wow. I listened to [Kanye's] beats, and we working on what I'm doing, but then he's in another room cooking up something ... and just the intensity that you have to have to create albums that are gonna stand the test of time for years. He's such a great producer himself, and to have a Pete Rock over your shoulder just working on a particular sound and DJ Toomp, No ID, and Nicki Minaj, I see what's going on. It's The Chronic all over. That's exactly what I said when I walked into the room: This is The Chronic, this is how it had to be." (MTV)
Earlier this summer, Young Money's Drake said West's new album would be memorable.
"I'm very much looking forward to the Kanye West album because I need to be scared and inspired for my second joint," Drake told radio personality Funkmaster Flex. "That ['Power'] record just had to happen. Kanye's a genius and I'm super excited for the rest of the album because I've heard some things that people haven't heard." ("Sucker Free")
Kanye West's Good A** Job is scheduled to drop Tuesday, September 14th.
Check out Kanye West performing new songs down below: