G.O.O.D. Friday came a little early this year. While team Kanye was pushing for a Friday release, “Mercy,” the first single from the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music album was unleashed on Thursday night. Chicago’s WGCI premiered the highly-anticipated track which features not only Kanye West, but Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz as well.
Big Sean is the first to ride the beat which was produced by G.O.O.D. Music newcomer Lifted. The Finally Famous MC picks up where his “Dance (A$$)” single left off, spitting strip-club inspired bars while utilizing clever wordplay. “Build a house up on that ass, that’s an ass-state/ Roll my weed on it, that’s an ass-tray,” Sean rhymes.
Pusha Ton follows, turning heads like the exorcist as he so poetically puts it, but by the time Kanye’s verse rolls around the dark and moody production takes a dramatic turn. At the top of Yeezy’s bars the “Scarface” movie theme begins to creep in. First the eerily familiar synths, then a sped-up twist. With the stage fully set West goes on another lyrical tear. “Let the suicide doors up/ I threw suicides on the tour bus/ I threw suicides on the private jet/ You know that means, I’m fly to death.”
’Ye doesn’t let up either. First he threatens to quit rap, demanding $50 million from Def Jam then he reminds his rivals that their “taste level” isn’t at his “waist level.” Vintage Yeezy.
2 Chainz closes things out with another notable guest verse. If there were any skeptism about how the Atlanta trap-inspired MC would blend with the usually artsy G.O.O.D. Music crew, all doubts should be quelled. Trust, it’s all G.O.O.D.
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