Kanye West – “The Joy” (Feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson & Kid Cudi)
Another G.O.O.D. Fridays track from Mr. West, a man who you could say is overexposed, if you were a dick. This one features Jay-Z and Kid Cudi, some vocals from Charlie Wilson, and a samples of Curtis Mayfield’s velvety “The Makings Of You,” compliments of producer Pete Rock.
There’s another sample at work, and that’s a slowed down clip of the introductory “uhh”s from Syl Johnson’s “Different Strokes,” an audio snippet lodged in my head from growing up listening to too much of Public Enemy’s “Fear Of A Black Planet” (sample hits at 0:55). The internet’s given that sample less play, but has rightly scoped out something else about “The Joy,” and that’s that Jay-Z back in fighting shape herein.
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