All Falls Down-I could make a top ten list of reasons I love this track, but one reason is that it samples an unreleased Lauryn Hill song that she performed on MTV Unplugged.
One of the more interesting things about Kanye West is that for every ounce of public arrogance & immaturity he has, there's an ounce of brilliance. He's so brilliant, that despite having just under 10 years on his resume`, he's a contender for a hip-hop throne. I believe his sharp musical ear (he was a producer before he was a signed act), candid nature & honesty are what make West appealing to his audience. Here's a list of some of my favorite Yeezy cuts. I intentionally tried to pick songs some may not know (with the exception of a few). West's new album, "Yeezus," drops June 18th.
Spaceship-Anyone who's worked for pennies or check to check w/ a jerk boss can relate to this song. "If boss insults me again, I will be assaulting him."
Bring Me Down ft. Brandy-"Everybody wanna run to me for their single...wasn't around when I couldn't feed myself.."
Celebration-One of the few senseless songs Kanye has done; yet, it't my guilty pleasure.
(Prelude Instrumental) All of the Lights- This prelude is so dark, haunting & beautiful all at the same time; fitting its album's title. It's breathtaking. I listen to it by itself all the time.
We Don't Care- "We weren't supposed to make it past 25, the jokes on you, we're still alive."
Roses-Kanye lets us in often, believe it or not. Here, he tells the story of losing his grandmother. Shout-out to Patti Labelle, who's featured on the track.
Addiction-"Why everything that's supposed to be bad make me feel so good?"
I Wonder-"You say I think I'm never wrong; you know what? Maybe you're right, aight?"
Power-This song makes me feel like the Incredible Hulk. Love yet another DC reference to Kelly Rowland. My favorite line is "They said I was an abomination of Obama's nation, well, that's a pretty bad way to start a conversation." Speaks volumes.
Blame Game ft. John Legend-This was the soundtrack to my life at one point. Needless to say it was a dark time.