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Thread started 05/16/20 8:48am

AvocadosMax

Favorite Ye West tracks?

A lot of things can be said about the dude’s character (especially relating to recent weirdness) but no one can deny his talent. Though if you haven’t checked out the live Christian renditions of his songs, I recommend them. Even if religion totally like annoys you, the energy of the stuff being live makes up for it

Anyways, here’s the best Kanye tracks at least for me:

1) Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 — this track includes the infamous bleach line. But pretty much any rendition of this song is glorious. The Sunday Service version is beautiful if you like live better
2) Ghosttown — one of his best more recent tracks. This song samples “Take Me For a Little While.” Tho i love the way its used, in Ghosttown the progression is resolved better imo.
3) Streetlights - 808s is an innovative masterpiece and the sound/style inspired artists such as Drake and Travis Scott. This track is hands down the best. I watched the Jesus Is King movie in IMAX theaters and the best scene in that short film is the rendition of this song. Kanye isn’t the best singer, he’s not a real vocalist, but when he stays in the pocket and doesn’t try to do things he can’t do, he sounds good... especially in emotional songs you can tell he feels. This song got me through some rough nights, I’ll just say that lol
4) Dark Fantasy — what can i say? Song has been played to death but i still love the beat and the lyrics are great. Imo some of his great lyrics
5) Ultralight Beam — this song is so good. This and other tracks in TLOP is how I got into Chance The Rapper, and his verse is the best verse here. This song is also of course the highlight of Kanye’s Sunday Services.


What are your favorite Kanye songs?
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Reply #1 posted 05/16/20 11:33am

CoolMF

Despite the dumb statements of the last few years, lots.

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Kanye tracks (off the top of my head):

-Get 'Em High

-Golddigger

-Monster

-Diamonds w/ Jay-Z

-Jesus Walks

-Mercy

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Kanye beats:

-Guess Who's Back (Scarface)

-Down and Out (Camron)

-Get By (Talib)

-The Corner (Common)

-Takeover (Jay-Z)

-The People (Common)

-Otis (The Throne)

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Off the top of my head. I'm sure replies to this will bring more to mind. Would've claimed "Dark Fantasy" but the OP already pointed that one out.

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/20 1:11pm

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Blood on the Leaves

Runaway

Welcome 2 Heartbreak

We Major

to name a few

I like Two Words the most, but Freeway's verse was hot garbage...

"Old man's gotta be the old man. Fish has got to be the fish."
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Reply #3 posted 05/16/20 4:29pm

WhisperingDand
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"Dark Fantasy" is a RZA beat.

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Reply #4 posted 05/16/20 11:30pm

Sydney

Flashing Lights, Mercy.

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Reply #5 posted 05/17/20 10:43am

RJOrion

Family Business
Touch The Sky
Heard Em Say
Crack Music
Roses
Barry Bonds
Champion
Homecoming (the original version with John Legend, not the lp version with Chris Martin)
So Appalled
No More Parties In L.A.
Bring Me Down
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Reply #6 posted 05/17/20 7:38pm

slyjackson

I´m just getting to know his music.

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Reply #7 posted 05/18/20 11:03am

namepeace

In no rigid order, to name a few:


"Late"

"Black Skinhead"

"Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1"


"On Sight"

"Heard'Em Say"

"All Falls Down"

"Devil In A Blue Dress"

"We Major"




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Reply #8 posted 05/18/20 12:41pm

dopedog

I think his first 3 albums are absolutely brilliant, but then he lost me a bit after that, still has some brilliant stuff since then (black skinhead is amazing). Also, ‘Family business’ is one of the best songs recorded by anybody. Might have to give his later stuff another try...
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Reply #9 posted 05/18/20 1:11pm

RJOrion

dopedog said:

I think his first 3 albums are absolutely brilliant, but then he lost me a bit after that, still has some brilliant stuff since then (black skinhead is amazing). Also, ‘Family business’ is one of the best songs recorded by anybody. Might have to give his later stuff another try...



yeah, i feel the same way...a few good joints here and there after the "Graduation" album, but the nowhere near as consistently good as the first 3 albums.
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Reply #10 posted 05/18/20 3:02pm

CoolMF

RJOrion said:

dopedog said:
I think his first 3 albums are absolutely brilliant, but then he lost me a bit after that, still has some brilliant stuff since then (black skinhead is amazing). Also, ‘Family business’ is one of the best songs recorded by anybody. Might have to give his later stuff another try...
yeah, i feel the same way...a few good joints here and there after the "Graduation" album, but the nowhere near as consistently good as the first 3 albums.

I can dig that and that seems to be the general consensus among longtime Kanye fans/observers, but I've always felt that Beautiful Fantasy is not only, by far, his best joint (with all due respect to the 1st 3) but in my Top 5 hip hop albums of all time (depending on which day I make the list).

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Also, I've come across more than 1 true Kanye fan in my time that swear up and down that 808s is by far his best joint.

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Reply #11 posted 05/18/20 4:22pm

slyjackson

CoolMF said:

RJOrion said:

dopedog said: yeah, i feel the same way...a few good joints here and there after the "Graduation" album, but the nowhere near as consistently good as the first 3 albums.

I can dig that and that seems to be the general consensus among longtime Kanye fans/observers, but I've always felt that Beautiful Fantasy is not only, by far, his best joint (with all due respect to the 1st 3) but in my Top 5 hip hop albums of all time (depending on which day I make the list).

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Also, I've come across more than 1 true Kanye fan in my time that swear up and down that 808s is by far his best joint.

Indeed, I think is his best album. Heartbreak is another one, Yeezus and Kids See Ghosts are other two great albums.

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Reply #12 posted 05/18/20 4:26pm

RJOrion

slyjackson said:



CoolMF said:




RJOrion said:


dopedog said: yeah, i feel the same way...a few good joints here and there after the "Graduation" album, but the nowhere near as consistently good as the first 3 albums.


I can dig that and that seems to be the general consensus among longtime Kanye fans/observers, but I've always felt that Beautiful Fantasy is not only, by far, his best joint (with all due respect to the 1st 3) but in my Top 5 hip hop albums of all time (depending on which day I make the list).


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Also, I've come across more than 1 true Kanye fan in my time that swear up and down that 808s is by far his best joint.



Indeed, I think is his best album. Heartbreak is another one, Yeezus and Kids See Ghosts are other two great albums.



but you just said yourself, " im just getting to know his music"...im confused
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Reply #13 posted 05/18/20 4:35pm

looby

When I first saw this, I was wondering "who the heck is Ye West?" lol.....Anyway, Kanye is not in my time, I've never really listened to any of his music.

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Reply #14 posted 05/18/20 6:03pm

slyjackson

RJOrion said:

slyjackson said:

Indeed, I think is his best album. Heartbreak is another one, Yeezus and Kids See Ghosts are other two great albums.

but you just said yourself, " im just getting to know his music"...im confused

Ok but SO far from what I've heard.

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Reply #15 posted 05/19/20 2:52pm

alphastreet

Late registration is his best album, I love every track

I also like stronger, good morning, good life, love lockdown, robocop

I also love the songs he produced on Janet’s Damita Jo-Strawberry bounce and I want you
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Reply #16 posted 05/22/20 12:30pm

AvocadosMax

alphastreet said:

I also love the songs he produced on Janet’s Damita Jo-Strawberry bounce and I want you

Yeeess!!!!
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Reply #17 posted 05/22/20 1:40pm

Cinny

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Alicia Keys "You Don't Know My Name" (credited to KAYNE)
Teedra Moses "Still Got Love"
Janet Jackson "I Want You"
Christina Aguilera "Accelerate"

CD

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Reply #18 posted 05/22/20 1:47pm

slyjackson

Cinny said:

Alicia Keys "You Don't Know My Name" (credited to KAYNE)
Teedra Moses "Still Got Love"
Janet Jackson "I Want You"
Christina Aguilera "Accelerate"

CD

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Really? I love those songs.

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Reply #19 posted 05/22/20 3:00pm

alphastreet

Oh yes, I also love you don’t know my name
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Reply #20 posted 05/22/20 3:34pm

RJOrion

"Talk About Our Love" by Brandy, also produced snd written by Kanye West
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Reply #21 posted 05/22/20 3:36pm

alphastreet

RJOrion said:

"Talk About Our Love" by Brandy, also produced snd written by Kanye West


That was an amazing jam that should have been bigger! Afrodisiac was a great album
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Reply #22 posted 05/22/20 3:42pm

RJOrion

alphastreet said:

RJOrion said:

"Talk About Our Love" by Brandy, also produced snd written by Kanye West


That was an amazing jam that should have been bigger! Afrodisiac was a great album



yep...Aphrodisiac IMO is her 2nd best lp, her amazing debut lp being her best...i miss Brandy's voice so much...i wore her first album out...
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Reply #23 posted 05/22/20 3:46pm

alphastreet

RJOrion said:

alphastreet said:



That was an amazing jam that should have been bigger! Afrodisiac was a great album



yep...Aphrodisiac IMO is her 2nd best lp, her amazing debut lp being her best...i miss Brandy's voice so much...i wore her first album out...
[Edited 5/22/20 15:43pm]


Her first album was tight! But my favourite of hers is full moon. To me it sounded like the female companion to Invincible
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Reply #24 posted 05/23/20 7:00pm

Cinny

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slyjackson said:



Cinny said:


Alicia Keys "You Don't Know My Name" (credited to KAYNE)
Teedra Moses "Still Got Love"
Janet Jackson "I Want You"
Christina Aguilera "Accelerate"

CD


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Really? I love those songs.



Absolutely.

Man I am glad y'all remembered that Brandy album. He first met Kim during that album too.
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Reply #25 posted 05/23/20 7:49pm

alphastreet

Yes, Kim was Brandy’s assistant at the time
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Reply #26 posted 05/24/20 8:09am

CoolMF

alphastreet said:

RJOrion said:
yep...Aphrodisiac IMO is her 2nd best lp, her amazing debut lp being her best...i miss Brandy's voice so much...i wore her first album out... [Edited 5/22/20 15:43pm]
Her first album was tight! But my favourite of hers is full moon. To me it sounded like the female companion to Invincible [Edited 5/22/20 15:47pm]

Agreed. Rodney Jerkins was in his "golden era" during the mid-late 90s.

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Reply #27 posted 05/24/20 11:06am

alphastreet

He really was such a talented producer
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Reply #28 posted 05/24/20 1:34pm

Cinny

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My favourite album that he produced wasn't even his own! On this date May 24th in 2005, Common released his album, Be.
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Reply #29 posted 05/27/20 9:34am

namepeace

Cinny said:

My favourite album that he produced wasn't even his own! On this date May 24th in 2005, Common released his album, Be.


Arguably his most consistent production from beginning to end.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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