Friday, June 8, 2007

Status ain't hood.

Graduation season is already well underway, but Kanye West's Graduation suddenly feels just a little bit closer. Two weeks after we showed you West's newest video, something purporting to be the new, Daft Punk-sampling song from the rapper's upcoming third album has hit YouTube. "Bow in the presence of greatness," West proclaims on "Stronger", which he previewed on his recently leaked Can't Tell Me Nothing mixtape.

As Pitchfork's Tom Breihan recently observed on his "Status Ain't Hood" blog for The Village Voice, West's turn toward French house music is surprising given the tantrum he threw at last year's MTV Europe Video Awards when he was beaten by Justice vs. Simian's "We Are Your Friends". At first blush, "Stronger" may not be using Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" to its full advantage, though at least it's not another "Young Folks". Wait, what exactly did he just rhyme with "Klondike"?

Tell me your thoughts and check the link to Tom Breihan blog.

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