hah! I woke up late this morning becaue I was up damn late last night working on some stories. So this was the first things heard after my alarm. Seriously, I woke up, went to Soundcloud and blasted this beast.
It's not even really up for discussion is it louder? This is just hot as hell, and that's a fucking fact.
Kendrick kills. Kendrick pretty much always kills, but he's never done it on a Ye track before.
And Kanye... damn. Personally I'm way over the whole "he's not a great rapper" thing. Because even though he may not have started out that way, I genuinely think he's been a good rapper all along, and an incredible emcee since Late Registration. But I've noticed that he's been honing his skills a bit since Yeezus. "All Day" is a super low quality cut, and I truly hope we get a proper version of it soon, but on that track he pulled some vocal shit that he'd never really done before. He went harder/faster/stronger, and the result was genuinely awesome.
But this? This is Kanye hitting a new level with his voice, his delivery, his breath control and his speed. Yes, I think Kanye did just step on Kendrick. Verse was unbelievable.