Kanye West only has one question: how many of us have real friends? The Chicago native dropped two new songs Friday afternoon (Jan. 8), and stopped the ‘Net in their tracks, posing that aforementioned question over a minimalist beat.
On “Real Friends,” Ty Dolla $ign cements his melodic vocals over the minimalist beat, which at a point sees Yeezy and the Cali crooner trading lyrics back and forth. Frank Dukes, Boi 1da and Havoc make instrumental appearances as well.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 8, 2016
Within the 4-minute mark, Kendrick Lamar swoops in with his vivid wordplay and also plays lyrical hot potato with Mr. West while they reminisce on functions in the City of Angels. The track, titled “No More Parties In LA” is also just a snippet, leaving listeners wanting to hear the full version ASAP. Ye also produced the track alongside famed instrumentalist, Madlib.
Check out the two new soundscapes here.