Date: June 18
Kanye West's affinity for reggae is well known. He is the man who sampled Max Romeo on the Jay-Z banger "Lucifer." More recently G.O.O.D. Music has been on a reggae bender, starting with the Fuzzy Jones sample on "Mercy," on through the Barrington Levy vocals on the "I Don't Like" remix, and the Popcaan intro to Pusha T's "Blocka." And when Kanye dropped Yeezus it was clear that he'd been bitten by the dancehall bug.
It's not just that four of the album's 10 tracks include dancehall vocals (samples of Beenie Man, Capleton, and Popcaan, and a new verse by Assassin) but the album's aesthetics—stripped down digital beats and heaps of raw aggression—sound like they're straight from yard. collaborated with Busta Rhymes, The Clipse, and Jay-Z in the past. But he's mostlyMaybe one day he'll actualy collab with a dancehall star. Now that would be really G.O.O.D.