Last week’s Kanye West G.O.O.D. Friday release, “Don’t Stop,” was reportedly recorded two years ago, according to one of the song’s guest stars, Lupe Fiasco.
Fiasco stated that the latest West track originated in 2008.
“We went on the Glow in the Dark tour and it was just kinda like, maybe, maybe not, let’s do a record, let’s see … so, ‘Don’t Stop’ is kinda one of the records from that creative process a couple years ago,” Lupe said, adding that West’s bars may have been updated. “The song is two years old. I think ‘Ye verse might be a little recent but I don’t know…That song is like a song that we did in the midst of being [Child Rebel Soldier] when we were actually going to put out an album and just really wanted to test records and see if we should do more records like that, or should we do more records like ‘Us Placers’ or … more down-low records, up-top records. We were just trying to figure out what should we do and that was one of the experiments that was bananas.” (MTV)
The record was West’s follow-up to last week’s “Christian Dior Denim Flow.”
In the latest offering in Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Friday series, supergroup Child Rebel Soldier receives a resurrection. CRS, comprised of Kanye West, Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco, has not released a track since 2007’s “Us Placers.” However, at the premier of his Runaway film in London, Kanye hinted that a the group was not dead. That statement seems to be confirmed with the release of their latest track “Don’t Stop!” (The Source)
Circa 2007, West, Fiasco and Pharrell were planning to form a hip-hop supergroup entitled “Child Rebel Soldier.”
Having already released one song via an online mixtape, CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers), the hip-hop supergroup featuring Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, is hoping to find time to craft an entire album. “Us Placers,” which samples Thom Yorke’s “The Eraser,” was performed by Fiasco earlier this month during his set at Lollapalooza in Chicago. “Now [our labels are] working it out,” the artist tells Billboard.com. Whoever is going to pay is going to pay a whole h*ll of a lot. Everybody is excited, [but] ‘Us Placers’ is the only record we have.” (Billboard)
West is currently preparing for the release of his upcoming Dark Twisted Fantasy LP.
Kanye West finally confirmed on Twitter yesterday that his upcoming album will be released on November 22nd. Despite early word that the album would titled Good A** Job, Kanye tweeted that Fantasy “is and always was” the name of his fifth album. “The first song on the album is called ‘Dark Fantasy’ produced by The Rza co-produced by me and No I.D.,” Kanye wrote. He added that some of his G.O.O.D. Friday free downloads will appear on Fantasy. (Rolling Stone)
Check out “Don’t Stop” down below: