Kanye West Drops ‘All Of The Lights’ Remix, Rap Critics React

By Erika Ramirez

We’ve slept with one eye to our Google Reader long enough!

Earlier today (March 14th), Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” remix, featuring Lil Wayne, Drake and Big Sean, leaked to the ‘net masses. Word around the blogosphere is that the track is unfinished. The final version is rumored to have a new ‘Ye verse and a Jay-Z appearance.

Both Drake and Big Sean have hinted on the coming of Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” remix by performing their verses, both at separate occasions, within the past two weeks.

The G.O.O.D./Def Jam artist performed his verse at his tour stop in Denver, Colorado. Young Money’s own gave a sneak peak in the beginning of the month. “Drizzy murdered the “All Of The Lights” remix with @kanyewest… He played it at the Suite Party last night! I heard it 1st last Sat,” DJ Franzen tweeted.

“Would’ve loved to hear J. Cole on AOTL instead of Sean, but he got an album dropping. That’s a good look Ye threw em.” Kazeem Famuyide, Online Editor at Source Magazine tweeted.

Tracy Garraud, Assistant Editor at VIBE Magazine, was hyped for Drake’s verse, “Woooooooooooooooo Drizzy! Yo @MikeyFresh1 loop that joint all day, maine! Matter fact I might need only Aubrey’s verse. Oh man, oh man.”

But there seemed to be an important piece missing from the remix: Kanye West, himself.

“Does “All of the Lights” count as a remix if Kanye isn’t on it yet?” Alvin Blanco, writer for Village Voice, XXL, VIBE, Antenna and others, asked.

Jozen Cummings, Music Critic, weighed in, “So Kanye is just going to let three other MCs body his “All of the Lights Remix”? Not the business, ‘Ye.”

“Ugh, this “All of the Lights” remix leak ain’t even the finished product. Wonder what Kanye’s new rhymes are hitting for.” Brad Wete, Writer at Entertainment Weekly, tweeted.

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