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).
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