On friday night, I rolled to CV Lounge with my brother Scram Jones while he did his DJ thing, and shut down the club as usual. Â Around 2 a.m. Kanye came through and played 4 records from his new album. The music was inspiring, and the vibe in the small lounge was very unique, and dare I say “sexy.” Â After Plain Pat dropped the new records, he then played a set of Rocafella classics, including many Kanye productions. Â The music took over completely, as Yeezy, Kid Cudi, and many others sang each song word for word, creating an incredible energy throughout the club. Â It was a celebration of good music, and I popped out of the booth for a minute to be a part of it. Â The moment that stuck in my head besides the new Kanye records, was during the Yeezy and Cam collabo, “Down & Out.”
Kanye provides the hook, and the beat of course. Â Move forward to the 1:33 mark of “Strung Out Over You” and you will hear the segment used for the intro of the song. Â The sample builds up until the beat drops with two horn stabs. Â Yeezy chops things up to perfection to create the main section of the beat which flips back and forth between two separate 2 bar pieces. Â Cam’ron gives the song that Harlem swag, and Syleena Johnson lends her voice to the hook to complete the record. Â Now that Killa Cam is back on the scene, I would love to hear another project with him and Kanye. Â Its that 1970’s heroin flow.