By Maurice Bobb
For those that don’t like Kanye West’s jolting and distorted passion project, Yeezus, the Internets delivered a sonic treat for you Monday (September 16): some vintage ‘Ye rhymes on an unreleased track called, “Candy.”
The song was originally slated for a singer named Myleka, but never saw the light of day until now. The violin-laced, boom bap beat, which was later used by Trina on “B R Right,” finds an upstart Yeezy, well before his first solo LP, The College Dropout, dropped in 2004, using his “Louis Vuitton Don” flow. Remember that Kanye? The one that was itching to be more than just an A-List producer? Of course you do.
“If you got any lil freak in you, then I’m a find it/these n—as read the pimp manual, but I designed it,” raps Kanye, before continuing with, “I see you bouncing it up and down and ooh I like it/I know you gon be mine cuz boo I’m psychic.”
Not exactly the wizard of words he is today, Kanye does manage to display early remnants of his now trademark braggadocio on the song, which tries, unsuccessfully, to hammer home the idea that the obscure chanteuse “tastes like candy.”
Perhaps, it’s a good thing that this song never made it to prime time.