My iPod #127: Kanye West – Bound 2

A FACEBOOK CONVERSATION MY FRIEND AND I HAD UPON OUR FIRST LISTEN OF YEEZUS
14th June 2013 (GMT)
Friend: YEEZUS LEAKED                                                                                               19:19
            OMFGODBOSBFOUSBNCONOSIC
Me: No way, where                                                                                                           19:26

       wtg
       wtf
       show me
Friend: BRO ARE YOU STILL THERE?!                                                                         19:40

            ILL SEND YOU THE LINK
           TO DOWNLOAD

Me: HOLY SHIIIIIT                                                                                                          19:44

Friend: I JUST STARTED PLAYING IT                                                                           19:44
           I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF MATHS
           MATHS IS SUCH A DICK

Me: I was doing biology                                                                                                      19:52
       OMDZ

Friend: HOLD MY LIQUOR AND IM IN IT                                                                    20:03
           OMDS
           AND NEW SLAVES IN GOOD QUALITY
           HALF WAY THROUGH
           IM ALMOST CRYING

Me: MATE I’M ON BLACK SKINHEAD                                                                        20:04
       THIS SHIT IS CRAZY

Friend: LOOL                                                                                                                    20:04
            I AM GOD IS SO BLASPHEMOUS
           HOLD MY LIQUOR MY CURRENT FAV

Me: THIS IS SO SICK                                                                                                     20:04
        I’M ONLY ON THE 2ND SONG

Friend: IT IS SERIOUSLY ONLY GETTING BETTER                                                    20:09
           I HAVE CHANGED MY FAV SONG 3 TIMES

Me: THIS ALBUM GOES IN SO HARD                                                                         20:09

Friend: BLOOD ON THE LEAVES                                                                                  20:09
           OMDS
           WE AINT GONNA REVISE FOR ANOTHER HOUR
           LMAO

Me: IT’S FINE                                                                                                                  20:11
       I HAVE TO SIT THROUGH THIS

Friend: WE HAVE TO, HAVE TO                                                                                   20:11
            SWEET BABY YEEZUS HAHAHAHAMe: 😀                                                                                                                              20:13

Friend: I CANT TELL WHO SOME OF THE COLLABERS ARE                                 20:14

Me: SAME
       THE GUY AT THE BEGINNING OF HOLD MY LIQUOR SOUNDS FAMILIAR        20:15
       I THINK HE’S IN DARK FANTASY

Friend: OMDS KEEP GOING                                                                                          20:15
            KID MOTHERFUCKING CUDI
            COMING UP SOON
            ITS SO PERFECT
           OH YEAAHHH
           OMDS THE LAST TRACK HAS A BEAT LIKE ITS MIXED FROM ALL HIS ALBUMS
           LOVING THIS

Me: OH MAN…                                                                                                               20:20

Me: dude.                                                                                                                         20:40
       that was an experience

Friend: im pulling an all nighter today                                                                                  20:55
           that is my fuel————-

So as you can see…. we were both very excited.

Looking at it retrospectively, I have no idea why I was typing in caps lock. Yeezus isn’t really that good of an album. That’s right I said it.

I think it was just so unexpected. I was revising for my final exam and then my friend messaged me with that, it was just so sudden.

OMDS THE LAST TRACK HAS A BEAT LIKE ITS MIXED FROM ALL HIS ALBUMS” refers to today’s blog song “Bound 2”, which is definitely one of the better songs from Yeezus – if not the best one.

It is… kinda like my friend said, reminiscent of the many older songs where Kanye utilised his chipmunk sampling producing on his first two albums.

It’s basically Kanye yelling at us over a sample about his, apparently everlasting love with Kim Kardashian but with similes and metaphors all over the place which I’m not able to explain to you.

Yeezus is a very loudly mixed album – it’s partly produced by Rick Rubin so there’s the explanation, so on a lot of the songs there is clicking and crackling everywhere. This song is no exception. Especially in the first few seconds where you can literally hear the cut and paste of the sample. The way it ends is quite abrupt and anticlimactic with the “UH-HUH HONEY” part. Nevertheless, it is a standout on an otherwise standard album.

Oh yeah, it also features vocals by the man who sings “Ooh wee” in “Signs” by Snoop Dogg ft. Justin Timberlake. Charlie Wilson, that’s his name. What a G.

Until tomorrow.

Jamie.

Advertisements

Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s