Hours after unreleased Kanye West demo tracks emerged online, even more new music from the platinum-selling hip-hop artist has flooded the Internet.
New records titled “Know The Game,” “Wow,” and “Need To Know” are the latest batch from Ye’s unreleased stash.
On Friday night, unreleased demos of two Kanye West tracks emerged. Now tonight, the world is privy to some more unreleased material from the Chicago superstar. The source for all of these previously unheard tracks comes from a CD that Kanye used to pass out back when he was trying to convince the world that this rap career could really work for him. Needless to say, the man was certainly right all those years ago. Along with the unreleased “Know The Game,” two more tracks have been unearthed which have previously been heard before, except this time around they come equipped with new verses. (Complex)
Heading into the weekend, a couple of previously unreleased College Dropout and Late Registration tunes surfaced.
G.O.O.D Friday? Not really but while we await the arrival of new material from Kanye West, check out this old demo, which seems to be an alternate or maybe an original version with even slightly new lyrics. Notably, the beat is completely different from the Lauryn Hill sampled or Syleena Johnson sang versions that appeared on College Dropout. There’s also an original version of “Bring Me Down” which is labeled “Have It Your Way”, both of these demos are believed to date back to 2001. Again with noticeably different lyrics, a more aggressive Kanye, the second verse on “Have It Your Way” – some of the lines were later used on “Whole City Behind Us”. (DDOTOMEN)
A few years ago, an unaired 2002 pre-fame Kanye interview sprouted online.
“Kanye West, super producer extraordinaire, allow myself to introduce myself,” Ye said in the October 2002 interview. “If you hadn’t heard just three seconds ago, I’m Kanye West, and you know, I’m also known for such hits as ‘H to the Izzo,’ you know, you see the gear — I try to switch the game up. Every time somebody do something, I’ma try to figure out something new man. This one dude, got me really psyched because he came to me and was like, ‘Yo, I think your job in life is to go out and find new things’ and basically like going out and doing a song that nobody’s doing and bringing that back or a lot of the concepts I’m finna talk about in rap, or like back when I was wearing throwbacks and I had to go down to Atlanta to find them before mad n*ggas was wearing throwbacks, so when you see me, you might always see me in some next sh*t, like, ‘He dress kinda weird or something.’ But just keep in mind what I had on and look up two years later…” (Radio Planet TV)
Back in 2009, media publication Entertainment Weekly named College Dropout its top pick for album of the decade.
The 2004 debut from West — a revolutionarily relatable rapper who also happened to be a beatmaking genius — was accepted into the hip-hop canon instantly, no diploma needed. For more Bests of the Decade, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Dec. 4. (Entertainment Weekly)
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