My iPod #460: Kanye West ft. Mos Def & AL BE BACK – Good Night

On my physical copy of Graduation, I was lucky enough to have “Good Night” as the final track on the album. This lullaby ends it on a sweet and innocent note after the stadium rock type vibes given by “Big Brother” and features the mighty Mos Def singing on the choruses and – a rapper who I thought was Jay-Z upon first listen – AL BE BACK on the last verse.

To the listener Kanye describes a moment in his life when he was a little kid and was out on a field trip with his grandparents, though shortly realises after that there is no point in dwelling over it so much as what’s done is done however much we’d want to go back in time and do it all over again. All in all, the track sends out a positive message to wake up everyday with a new frame of mind, take advantage of any opportunity that may come your way, and make the most of your life before it’s too late.

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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.

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