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[LISTEN] KANYE WEST: ‘Theraflu’ + ‘Mercy’

Over the past few days, Kanye West has dropped not one, but two brand new tracks. The first was the out-of-nowhere solo track ‘Theraflu’, featuring DJ Khaled. The surprisingly personal track, which references his rumoured relationship with Kim Kardashian (“And I’ll admit, I fell in love with Kim / ‘Round the same time she fell in love with him.”), features a strong, snarling performance over a bleepy late-’90s-style beat and some rather overwhelming explosions. The track has already managed to piss of both Theraflu and PETA. The second track, ‘Mercy’, features Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz and is the first of Kanye’s resurrected G.O.O.D. Fridays MP3 series. It’s a giant, lurching beast of a track where the rappers trade bravado-filled verses, and Ye references the likes of Duncan Hines, Salvador Dali and Precious over the dancey breakdown. ‘Mercy’ will presumably end up on the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music collaborative album, which will also feature Frank Ocean and Jay Electronica.

Listen to ‘Theraflu’ below (via Stereogum).

Listen to ‘Mercy’ below (via Stereogum).

For previous posts on Kanye West, hit the links below:

[WATCH] JAY-Z & KANYE WEST: ‘Niggas In Paris’

KANYE WEST goes on epic Twitter rant

[Watch] JAY-Z & KANYE WEST perform at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

KANYE WEST dropped from the BIG DAY OUT + Second line-up announcement

[Watch] Behind the Scenes of Kanye’s failed hip-hop puppet TV show (!)

[Read] Foreign Policy magazine: ‘Jay-Z’s Hegemony in the Age of Kanye’

[Review] SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2011: Day One

[Read] Big Ghost’s hilarious WATCH THE THRONE review

[Watch] JAY-Z & KANYE WEST: ‘Otis’ (Directed by Spike Jonze)

Kanye West & Jay-Z release ‘Otis’

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