Kanye West’s “Life of Pablo” album was posted to Tidal in February, but no one’s ever heard it beyond that.
Now Kanye has put a track called “Famous” on Spotify. This is the song in which he alluded to making Taylor Swift famous by constantly embarrassing her in public.
The song has 17 listed co-writers. Seven-teen. “Famous” also has three samples, including one of a Nina Simone performance of a Jimmy Webb song. Webb wrote a few hits like “MacArthur Park” and “Wichita Lineman,” in case you don’t know.
I once met the lawyer at DefJam who cleared Kanye’s samples, but she was too frazzled to talk to. LOL. How do you pay 17 writers? Maybe this is why Kanye says he’s $50 million in debt.
And this is what they came up with:
PS Kanye raps, but the vocals are by two of my actual favorite current singers– Swizz Beatz and Rihanna.