After missing his Friday deadline, Kanye West finally drops the second installment in his revived G.O.O.D. Friday series. Following the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Real Friends,” Mr. West teams with Kendrick Lamar on “No More Parties in LA,” which he co-produced with Madlib. On their first-ever collaboration, K-Dot and Yeezy trade bars over the soulful six-minute track, which samples Ghostface Killah.
Kendrick recounts wild nights filled with women, while Kanye reflects on his early days as a rapper: “Second class bitches wouldn’t let me on first base / A backpack ni**a with luxury taste buds and a Louis Vuitton / Still got all of my pay stubs.”
He also raps about his family (“I be worried ’bout my daughter, I be worried ’bout Kim / But Saint is baby ‘Ye, I ain’t worried ’bout him”), his daughter’s fashion (“Pink fur, got Nori dressing like Cam”), and declares his rebirth (“I know some fans thought I wouldn’t rap like this again, but the writer’s block is over, MCs cancel your plans”).
Swish, the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Yeezus, is due Feb. 11.