I know some fans who thought I wouldn’t rap like this again
But the writer’s block is over, emcees cancel your plans…
It may not have come on a G.O.O.D. Friday, but Kanye West’s release of the full version of “No More Parties In L.A.” is still a signifier of Classic ‘Ye’s return. Originally crafted in 2010 and updated with some new bars, West gets back to groovy samples and unapologetic proclamations of his dopeness. Marking his first trading of bars with Kendrick Lamar, the rapper/producer/adidas sneaker pusher takes it upon himself to refresh the memories of fans from days past, notifying them that he is back in his zone. As Kendrick does what he does–fiery, layered bars that add to the backdrop–Yeezy sticks to a refreshing, throwback script, teaming up with Madlib on the boards.
Per tweets from Kim Kardashian, Mr. West did not finish the track in time for the highly-anticipated Friday release (Jan. 15) due to a Yeezy Season 3 fitting in Italy. On the flight back however, she notes that her husband jotted down a whopping 90 bars for the song. Proof of the update on “No More Parties In L.A.” comes from mentions of North and Saint West (I be worried ’bout my daughter, I be worried ’bout Kim/But Saint is baby Ye, I ain’t worried ’bout him). As for the sample on the West’s latest release, the track features Junie Morrison’s 1976 “Suzie Thundertussy.” A nod also is given to Drake’s uncle Larry Graham on his 1980 track, “Stand Up And Shout Love.” Plot twist.
Spin Kanye West’s “No More Parties In L.A.” featuring Kendrick Lamar below: