Art takes time and is never entirely flawless, at least in the eyes of an artist. Kanye West, who has self proclaimed himself one of the greatest artists of our time (a fact not many can deny) certainly proves that great art takes patience and perfection. His fans have been waiting with bated breath for the release of his follow up to his hailed “Yeezus” album. Kim Kardashian-West promised fans that in the vein of “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” listeners would be introduced to his tracks one by one on Fridays. Keeping the promise, Kanye released a track Friday. But the ever perfectionist artist was not satisfied with the first posted tracks sound quality and immediately asked listeners to disregard and “delete” it.
Following up his New Year’s Eve release of “Facts” Kanye’s latest “Real Friends” and “No More Parties in L.A.,” featuring Kendrick Lamar was posted. The link actually contains a song titled “Real Friends,” which contains only a snippet of “No More Parties in L.A.” at the end. After removing the initial link Kanye West went to Twitter to explain:
“When was the last time I was in a hurry” Kanye says on the track. Well it certainly wasn’t when he was making this new album. It’s been three years since the last Kanye installment. And for those of us who can’t afford his $800 moon rock Yeezy 950’s, his music is his only art that we can afford to take in and we’ve had a significant Kanye dearth in our lives. For those of us who aren’t Seth Rogen or his wife, we’ve heard slim to none of this new art work of Yeezy’s. Art needs to be appreciated or else what is it?
But of course fans appreciate him posting at least anything at all. The sound quality though, is in fact impeccable. The track is deadly infectious. And the lyrics are of course absolute fire. The Kendrick snippet at the end however does leave so much to the imagination, far more than fans perhaps wish. With Kendrick topping the Grammy nominations and the awards show this Sunday, when the full track of “No More Parties” drops it can be expected to be big. What can we say? He is a God.
The new version with the acceptable sound quality can be heard here.