After his Jumpman diss, Mr. West is in the building once again with new music. The Internet waited patiently after wife Kim K. posted this tweet around 2am:
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 8, 2016
“Real Friends” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) was produced by Kanye using samples from Havoc on the beat machine, Frank Dukes, and Boi-1da. Kanye gets deep in his feels about family woes on this one, calling himself a “deadbeat cousin” in the first bar. He also laments about birthdays he didn’t remember and having to pay his cousin $250k to recover a laptop stolen from him.
At the 4:11 mark you can find a snippet of the Kendrick Lamar assisted “No More Parties in LA”. Kanye is on the boards for the intro, then Madlib takes over.
Twitter immediately weighed in:
real friends x kanye west
— طموحه جداً (@jadahelena) January 8, 2016
Kanye’s cousin is a savage.
— Joshton Peas (@joshtonpeas) January 8, 2016
can’t wait to start crying when real friends drops in the club
— L.A.S (@SartoriallyInc) January 8, 2016
Guess who can’t wait to be out in LA and use “no more parties in LA” as a caption? @imJSanch
— J. Sanchez (@imJSanch) January 8, 2016
“Real Friends” vs. “Facts” is the equivalent of being yourself vs. being what you imagine people think you should be.
— Jian DeLeon (@jiandeleon) January 8, 2016
The first time Kanye posted the song he had a “Yeezy moment” and took it down because he wasn’t happy with the way it sounded.
Un momento, there was a slight distortion in the main loop within Real Friends.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 8, 2016
Now that he’s two weeks in, it looks like we’ll be getting a lot more new Kanye West. According to Kim’s tweet, a la the G.O.O.D. Friday series, Ye will be dropping every Friday until the album. We won’t have to wait long until another one surfaces.