Kanye West - See Me Now

“I’m in a speed boat with my boat shoes … I might walk in Nobu with no shoes / He was just walked in Nobu like it was Whole Foods.” In case you forgot how LOLable Kanye can be since his last tweet, here’s “See Me Now,” proving at the very least you can rhyme shoes with shoes as many times as you want if it rings like that and involves sushi. Ye’s latest premiered on Hot 97 today, apparently not so long after Beyoncé finished laying down her vocal at sunrise. By Nah Right’s count, it’s produced by West, No I.D., and Lex Luger.

So yes, already good ass collab partners, assuming this track is from the forthcoming Album Formerly Known As Good Ass Job. Although it gets better than Beyoncé, or at least, more in your wheelhouse than that egu. All through Lolla, the word came back to me that Kanye flew out Justin Vernon to his Hawaii studio for a few days, and that they worked together in some capacity, and that, at the very least, Ye’s expressed interest in using a well known Bon Iver song as a backing track/prime sample for a new Kanye song. On good authority, but anyway it’s harder not to believe something like that at this point. Keep you posted.

Comments (18)
  1. Great track – super catchy.

  2. woozefa  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2010 -2

    what a godawful song.

  3. Nope, not godawful at all. That beat is pure ear candy. Although I was hoping the next single he’d come out with would be the one he premiered a snippet of last week (“All of the Lights”), this is more of a pop confection. When Kanye made as ass out of himself at the MTV Video Awards, I knew it was a good thing for the music world, because it meant he’d have to make some insanely good music if he wanted to get back in people’s good graces. Kanye may be an obnoxious ass but his music gives me more pure enjoyment than almost anything coming out these last 5 or 6 years.

  4. Agreed. Besides maybe Noah Lennox, Kanye is the best musician of the past decade by a long shot! And the first two singles off this new record are outstanding. Don’t even understand how someone could not like this. Must be the same people who think MGMT are awesome.

  5. I love listening to Kanye’s verses for the first time. I love his wordplay.

  6. I could get his punk azz thrown out of both Nobu and Whole Foods.

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  8. Well, we had Sir Luscious Left Foot this year, so I’m gonna pass on this one. Pure crap…

  9. It’s not as good as Power, or the one he played on his laptop, but it’s not too bad, and easy listening. Obviously, this is his standout hit, that most major label artists have to conform to. But in comparison to most pop-rap, those who are hatin, have to admit, it’s not THAT bad. Lastly, I’m insanely excited to hear anything that has Bon Iver and Kanye West used in the same sentence!!! I hope it’s more than just a sample, and a real collabo, because I’ve been saying ever since I first heard Bon Iver that he’d catch on to some rapper or pop-singer, and they’d want to work with him! Who’s more fitting than kanye? :)))))))))

  10. sorry my music isn’t catchy enough for you, cody3212

  11. Well I can’t cosign MGMT though Someones Missing is very much a JAM. I would say that The Panda Bear would probably beat the Kanye Bear in a fight. The Kanye Bear seems to rely on his Delorean DMC-12 too much and maybe is to obsessed with image, hence him dressing up in human clothing. The Panda Bear would just use brute strength and dolphin squeals to ultimately bring home the victory.

  12. Good song. The lyrics are very clever and I love the Step Brothers reference with the Fergie and Jesus line. The beat reminds me of College Dropout a bit, which is cool, but I hope we hear some stuff more reminiscent of Late Registration. This and Power make me very optimistic for November 16th though

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