Kanye West is officially back, and nobody is more excited than yours truly. Call me whatever you want, but I’ve always had a soft spot for ‘Ye ever since bumping College Dropout every day during the summer of my sophomore year of high school. I loved Late Registration, liked Graduation, and loathed 808s and Heartbreak. While that career trajectory doesn’t necessarily spell success for his fifth output, Good Ass Job, “Power” does. The first single off his next release, aided by Dwele, represents Kanye’s return to what he does best; grandiose beats, catchy hooks, and egotistical lyrics. This is Dropout/Registration Kanye with more anger, swagger, and production skills. This is the Kanye I was waiting for after Graduation. It may have come an album too late, but at least it’s finally here.
MP3: Kanye West – “Power”
Rumor has it Good Ass Job relies heavily on production from Pete Rock & RZA, which is pretty exciting news.