Kanye West (feat. Kid Cudi, John Legend, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie & Lloyd Banks) - Christian Dior Denim Flow
Despite the fact that Kanye threatened to take away our G.O.O.D. Friday this week like a father upset at his children for finding their secret stash, we still end up getting one, although it’s a day late. Kid Cudi and John Legend supply the dueling chorus, which is good, because Legend’s voice has always been underwhelming to me on its own - surprisingly, Ryan Leslie doesn’t provide any singing here, instead dropping a verse that leads into the PLC’s. Seeing names like Tudda, Pusha, and Lloyd’s on the same track would be a big deal otherwise, but this is G.O.O.D. Friday, where dream collaborations come true even if you never really thought about hearing these guys together. Hearing a member of G-Unit on Kanye production is very refreshing - I heard that Kanye’s also producing some stuff on The Hunger For More 2, so please, let that mean that he’s contributing to Curtis’ next album as well? Banks and Pusha both deliver great verses; Kanye’s still very subdued, like he is in almost every G.O.O.D. Friday, letting the guests get the largest parts. Kid Cudi actually drops a verse here to bookend the song, and sounds good rapping - the first time he’s rapped on a G.O.O.D. Friday track I believe? I’m excited for Man On The Moon 2, as well. Basically all four rappers on here all have an album/mixtape due soon, so it’s exciting to hear all of them together.
Also, the track name is cool.