Friday, February 4, 2011

The Friday Posse Cut: Kanye West - So Appalled ft. Jay-Z, Pusha T, Cyhi Da Prince, Swizz Beatz & RZA (Prod. Kanye West & No I.D.)




So, i'm thinking that every Friday from now on i might throw up one of Hip-Hop's staples, the posse cut.

This particular track is just one of many classic joints to be found on Kanye's latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , my personal favourite album of 2010 and, according to metacritic, THE most critically acclaimed album of 2010.

This is one of Jay-Z's best verses from 2010 and Pusha T, who has been a bit hit or miss for me lately, kills his verse as well. The real surprise is Cyhi Da Prince, the relative unknown at the time this track was released (as apart of Kanye's GOOD Friday Initiative), who's flow is superb, rhyme schemes are constant an adds a nice dose of wit and charisma as well. Swizz Beatz contributes to the hook itself in various parts and while i usually can' t stand the sight (or sound) of him he's bearable in this track. RZA jumps in for a little angry outro which rounds off the track nicely.

The beats perfect for bars bars and more bars and with Kanye & No I.D. handling the production i'm not sure it's possible to produce anything less than brilliance. The tracks got incredible replay value as well, I have to say, it's my most played song off the album currently.

I’m so appalled I might buy the mall
just to show ****** how much more I have in store -
Jay-Z

Jay-Z > Cyhi Da Prince > Kanye > Pusha T

10/10

Lyrics

If you enjoyed this i'd HIGHLY recommend you check out the amazing album that is Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

14 comments:

  1. i love his new album, especially "monster". Fucking beast of a track.

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  2. I got to say, Empire State of Mind is probably my favourite song my Jay-Z.

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  3. Not quite my type of music, but interesting track.

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  4. You know Kanye makes such a clown of himself that it's easy to forget that he's actually a pretty great musician.

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  5. I personally prefer Kanye West to Jay-Z, but that's just my own preference :P

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  6. Really I prefer jay-z to Kanye. But everyone is different.

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  7. I should add that those 'rankings' i gave with regards to the MC's was for this track only.

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  8. Nice song, I prefer Jay-Z but that's just my opinion, every musician sounds good to someone

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  9. Overrated album, overrated song. "Lost in the World" is the best song on Kanye's new album, I'd say. The rest is 'meh'.

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  10. throwing up the weekly good fridays? SWEET

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  11. amazing album, kanye is a crazy good artist.

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  12. kanye kills it in every song hes in, especially when he collabos with jay-z he wants to look good for him

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  13. I haven't had the time to listen to Kanye's new album but this song is done pretty well. But yeah like most of the above, I prefer Jay-Z over Kanye.

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