1. Purified Thoughts f. GZA & Killah Priest
2. Superstar f. Busta Rhymes
3. Black Tequila f. Cappadonna & Trife
4. Drama f. Joell Ortiz & The Game
5. 2getha Baby
7. In Tha Park f. Black Thought
8. Handcuffin’ Them Hoes f. Jim Jones
9. Street Bullies f. Sheek Louch, Wiggs & Sungod
10. Ghetto f. Raekwon, Cappadonna & U-God
11. Troublemakers f. Raekwon, Method Man & Redman
**iTunes Bonus** How You Like Me Baby f. Fabolous
December 14th. Ugly cover, but fuck it, it’s Ghost.
I was ecstatic when I saw Kanye post this on my Facebook stream, however I didn’t think it’d actually release this early in the day (most G.O.O.D. Friday’s actually fall on Saturday for Tudda). The idea of having Kanye and RZA on a track together brought out all the Wu/Ye fanboyisms I’ve had for the last 6 years. A snippet (which sounded nothing like this) of So Appalled, featuring Kanye only, leaked late last year, not long after the VMA’s incident, so this has been one of the most anticipated tracks thus far. This is also the first time that Hov and a member of the Clipse have shared a track, as Pusha and Jigga both find their verses side by side here, despite all the rumors of subliminal disses between the two parties.
Neither Swizz nor RZA rap, which is probably for the best all things considered; however, I can’t deny that I marked out when I heard Bobby Digital’s voice delivery that next to the last chorus. Kanye, Jay, and Pusha all deliver, especially Jay, who borrows a line from Harvey Dent in a manner that is quite appropriate considering Jay’s status among heads in 2010. Cyhi’s verse is impressive, but he kinda irks me. I’ve heard his mixtapes, and he bored me on those, but here he’s saying things in a genuinely interesting way. I still find it odd that he’s from the A-Town, as he shares no qualities (not even drawl) with his brethren from Georgia. He sounds like he’d be more fitting in Chicago.
Nearly clocking in at the seven minute mark, this is the second longest cut from the G.O.O.D. Friday series thus far. Remember last year when everyone was saying the posse cut is dead? Kanye single-handedly brought it back. I don’t know if I agree with every cut being a group-gathering, though. I’m a big fan of Tudda, and I’d rather listen to him than anyone else on this song - as great as this is, I’m hoping that this smorgasbord of posse cuts doesn’t make up the entirety of Dark Twisted Fantasy. Which makes me ask; where are all these songs going? Are these all outtakes from his upcoming album, having been cut from it already? Are these songs going on that five track EP with Ye and Hov? The two confirmed songs from Dark Twisted Fantasy (Power and Runaway) are both far smaller in terms of cast - Power being his only solo outing since his return and Runaway featuring no one else but Pusha Ton. A song like So Appalled is far too epic not to include on Dark Twisted Fantasy, however songs like See Me Now and the eponymous G.O.O.D. Friday could easily be left off the album. Also, that song with the Chef and the gay chipmunk.
Either way, yeah, So Appalled - download it today, and put that shit on loop. I mean that shit is - fucking ridiculous.