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With the release of Cruel Summer just around the corner (despite multiple pushbacks), I’ve begun to notice something very strange around the blogosphere. People STILL diss Kanye West. Now I’m not saying Yeezy is the end all and be all of rap music, but it’s time to pay respect. Seriously, how’s Taylor Swift‘s career doing? (Edit: her new album R.E.D. has had smashing commercial success but she still sucks.) Where is that single that rivals “Mercy” and it’s platinum status ? Where is that upcoming album that rivals the hype of Cruel Summer ? Oh wait, that little girl peaked when Kanye mentioned her name, and anyone who thinks otherwise is in denial. Yet Kanye West naysayers still bring moot points like that controversy up constantly when trying to downplay his talent, success, celebrity, popularity, net worth or anything else they’d like to pretend Kanye West doesn’t have. You don’t have to like Yeezy, you don’t have to buy his albums, you don’t have to watch his music videos, but you should still respect everything he has done for music. The truth about Kanye West is if you enjoy rap at all, he has produced some of your favorite songs, your favorite rappers favorite songs, and some of the best music of this generation. Okay, enough ranting for now it’s time to pay our respects.
Hit the jump for the 10 Best Songs Produced By Kanye West.
In this video Wiz Khalifa sits down with Karen Civil to talk about his O.N.I.F.C. album cover, the delayed Live In Concert mixtape with Currensy, the upcoming “Work Hard Play Hard” remix and more.
ASAP Ferg drops visuals for his new track “Work”, which will appear on the upcoming ASAP Mob mixtape. Directed by Shomi Patwary, ASAP Ferg and Thuan Tran. ASAP Rocky also tweeted that he will put out a video today as well. Lords Never Worry drops August 28th.
In the second installment of DJ Khaled‘s Kiss The Ring Promo Tour vlog he goes to various radio stations to promote his upcoming album Kiss The Ring, due out tomorrow.
DJ Doo Wop is joining forces with The Source to release his new mixtape Underground: Bridging The Gap. It features new music from Redman, Nature, Keith Murray, The Artifacts, Lords of the Underground, The Alcoholics, Sticky Fingaz, Opium Black and more.
Boogz Boogetz links up with LRG to release his new mixtape C.O.O.L. (Creating Our Own Lane). Features include Prodigy, Trae The Truth, Chinx Drugz and more.
Stream, tracklist & download below.
The Kid Daytona teams up with DJBooth to release his new project Summer Games: The Kid With The Golden Pen. Production credits include 9th Wonder, Bink!, Harry Fraud, Chuck Inglish and more.
Tracklist & download link below.
In this vlog, Rick Ross gives MMG’s latest signee Rockie Fresh a brand new yellow gold Presidential Rolex with a diamond bezel.
Here’s some new material from Taylor Gang‘s Chevy Woods. “As She Sings” produced by Ricky P.
Take a look at the artwork for Skyzoo’s upcoming project A Dream Deferred due out October 2nd. Features include Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Freeway, Raheem DeVaughn, Jared Evan, DJ Prince, and Jessy Wilson.
I also included the tracklist complete with production credits. Check it out below.