Kanye West & Jay-Z (feat. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver) - Monster (Roc-something?, 2010)
This is the first leak off of an upcoming collaboration EP between Kanye Tudda & Young Hov, featuring Ricky and Nicki (who Ye believes to be a monster? Hopefully he was referring to this song with that statement), as well as indie-folk band Bon Iver. The EP’s called Watch The Throne, and it said to include five-tracks. Honestly, I’m not that excited about this prospect. The idea of any new music from Kanye is always captivating, but I’m more worried about his solo music than I am about five songs with him and his Big Brother. Jay’s very hit or miss, mostly the latter, in his old age, and Kanye continues to show him up, again on Monster. Despite that, the actual song is good, although I’m not with the idea of these four rappers collaborating (I liked this more when it was just Ross and Kanye), and the inclusion of a folk-rock band is still rather unsettling, even though it works here. Fantastic production, as well.