Monday, January 18, 2016

Hear Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar's 'No More Parties in L.A.'

Kanye West has released his latest single "No More Parties In L.A." — announcing the new track on Twitter this morning. It's the first song which has West rapping alongside Kendrick Lamar (although Lamar has a writing credit on "All Day," released in March last year), and uses a beat produced by Madlib, apparently created during work on West's 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

After a preview for "No More Parties In L.A." dropped earlier this month (more on which below), internet sleuths started digging around for more information, eventually finding a clip of West talking about his work with Madlib on a featurette for the documentary Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton. In the clip (which starts at around 21 minutes in here), West describes working with Madlib and "hearing the textures" for the new song, before rapping a few bars from the recently-released track.

Hopefully, the release of "No More Parties In L.A." will be a smoother affair than that of "Real Friends," which was pushed online earlier this month and hastily taken down again, becoming the subject of a cat-and-mouse chase between illegal uploaders and copyright enforcers. The famously detail-obsessed West blamed "a slight distortion in the main loop" of the track as his reason for removing and re-upping it online. "No More Parties In L.A." sounds pretty pitch-perfect to us, but we're crossing our fingers that West is happy too.

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