This is an oldie but goodie from the first Xaphoon Jones mixtape that was released back in August of ’09. The verse used for this mash-up is from one of my favortie Kanye songs,Â Touch The Sky. I feel like Kanye’s career is going to be divided into two very silly parts now, pre and post Taylor Swift. Well, this pre-Swift song is one of the many reasons why people gravitated to Kanye to begin with. In the verse Kanye talks about his journey to the top and the struggles and the struggles he had to overcome to get there.
I’m trying to write my wrongs,
But it’s funny these same wrongs helped me write this song.
Tupac and Eminem were artists who exuded extreme skill and confidence when it came to their craft but also gave us real life, insecurities and vulnerabilities in music that most people just wouldn’t be comfortable revealing in life. It’s easy to forget it now but that’s also something Kanye gives us with his music. It’s just a shame his stunts, real or fake, distract everyone from that. Anyways, this is a great mash-up from a very talented producer, enjoy.