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We’re now less than a month away from the release February 11 release of Kanye West’s SWISH and we may have just heard a new single from the album.
No More Parties In L.A. features Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar and West together for the first time, with both rappers on top of their game. Dissecting life in LA with their celebrity status, the duo cover everything from ex-girlfriends (Amber Rose is mentioned in the track) to assistants crashing expensive cars (West’s assistant did accidentally wreck his Lamborghini Aventador).
West gets personal on the new track and talks about his growing family, saying “I be worried ’bout my daughter, I be worried ’bout Kim / But Saint is baby ‘Ye, I ain’t worried ’bout him.”
Wife Kim Kardashian makes a number of appearances in the lyrics, including a Keeping Up With The Kardashians line (“Whole family gettin’ money, thank God for E!”) and a reference to Kardashian’s affinity for a glowing look (“Hey baby you forgot your Ray Bans / And my sheets still orange from your spray tan”).
The new track is produced by Kanye and Madlib, who worked with West on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Nightmare, although none of those tracks made the final album cut. No More Parties In L.A. signals a return to West’s earlier style on MBDTN and 808s and Heartbreak, a welcome change musically and lyrically from the arguably disappointing Facts released on New Year’s day.
Working as his hype (wo)man, Kardashian has been keeping fans updated about West’s new music on her Twitter page. According to Kim, the final recording sessions for No More Parties In L.A. took place over the weekend on a plane with Noah ’40’ Shebib, a Toronto producer best known as Drake’s right hand man in the studio.
The new single is part of the #EveryFriday release West announced at the beginning of the year, though according to Kardashian, No More Parties In L.A. was delayed until this morning over fittings for Yeezy Season 3. How L.A. is that?
Click here to listen to Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar on No More Parties In L.A.