We’re calling it: “No More Parties in L.A.” could be the best hip-hop collaboration track of the year.
Kanye West has been known as a genius producer for more than a decade. His music attracted praises from fans and critics, which led him to become one of the most successful musicians of the 21st century. Of course, he also attracted controversy for his outspoken public persona.
Over the course of his musical career, West managed to gather various artistes and close collaborators for production on his albums. From Paul McCartney to Rihanna to Jamie Foxx, he has a long list of collaborators that helped him achieve his artistic vision.
Now, he’s checking another big name off his list as he collaborated with fellow US rapper Kendrick Lamar on a fresh new track called “No More Parties in L.A.”.
Though Lamar has a writing credit on West’s “All Day”, the song marks the first time that the 2 hip-hop titans appearing on the same track together.
The song was teased to fans at the end of West’s “Real Friends”, with the rapper himself hinting on Twitter that he would release a new track from his new album, “Swish”, every Friday. However, West missed the deadline and his wife Kim Kardashian went on Twitter to explain that he was in Italy for “a Yeezy Season 3 fitting”.
I soooo didn't mean to lie to you guys about GOOD FRIDAYS coming back. Kanye flew to Italy for a Yezzy Season 3 fitting.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 17, 2016
“No More Parties in L.A.” is the 3rd track off West’s his upcoming 7th solo album, “Swish”.
Produced by the legendary Madlib, The 6-minute long track is a brilliant lyrical marathon that alternates between West and Lamar disclosing the ills of society associated with the stardom. The punchy track also includes a sample from Ghostface Killah’s “Mighty Healthy”. It shows off a side of West that hasn’t been seen since his “Late Registration” days.
Listen to “No New Parties In L.A” below: