Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” Hits #1 on iTunes

Kanye West

Kanye West likes to be number one.

The Chicago rapper bested 50 Cent in their SoundScan showdown in 2001 and now West has responded to the G-Unit star’s taunts about his latest single, “Love Lockdown.”

“I guarantee this will be 50′s favorite album of mine,” ‘Ye posted on his blog today. “This well be gangster’s album of the year.”

The rapper has reason to gloat.

“Lock Lovedown” hit number one today on iTunes list of Top Songs. ‘Ye announced the news on his blog earlier today. He’s never been shy to compliment himself.

West first premiered the track at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month. He took to the stage and closed out the show with his new song.

The song, he said today, was only written three weeks ago, but the rapper has said it’s one of the best song’s he’s ever written. He’s already released two different versions of the track. One take hit the Web without being mastered before he later leaked a more polished version via his blog.

The video is in production, however, no timetable has been set for its release. The album, 808′s & Heartbreak is tentatively scheduled to be released December 16. It’s West’s fourth album and it comes less than a year after his last album, Graduation.

The album is rumored to consist heavily of AutoTune’d material. ‘Ye has used the vocal enhancer on a number of his verses lately, most noticeably his guest take on Young Jeezy’s hit, “Put On.”—LaTisha Robbins

  • Paulie

    The world is going nuts! That’s all I have to say!! How come he’ll be #1 with such crap??
    The point is, if he’s selling with this garbage he won’t make decent songs in the future cuz people are buying his awful work!!

    Oh yeah! Don’t call me a hater cuz I used to love Kanye’s work and cop his albums..

  • TEZZY

    Man i dont like it but as soon as this emo kid i worked with said he loved it I knew this shit was gonna be big but i see what type of crowd it grabs just like everybody hated that hey ya shit by 3stacks but that shit blew the fuck up if all his music sounds like this its gonna be called the worst album in XXLMAG but be called a classic album in ROLLING STONE

  • BX POSTER CHILD

    I CANT FRONT THE SONG IS MAD CATCHY KINDA HOT

    BUT 4 ALL YA THAT GOTTA PROBLEM WIT THE SONG AND WIT KANHYE SINGING, LEMME ASK YA NIGGAS A QUESTION: WAT BOUT ANDRE 3000? HE SINGS ALOT 2 AND NOBODY GIVES A FUCK, BUT YET KANYE BE SINGIN AND MOTHA FUCKAS GOTTA PROBLEM WIT IT. HOW COME ANDRE 300 GETS A PASS BUT KANYE DOESNT?

    • Phil

      Why does Andre get a pass? LOL. Because he hinted at his penchant for singing since the 1st or 2nd Outkast albums! His fanbase KNEW he was going to explore that, and he did it pretty damn well. It wasn’t even a BIG surprise to hear Andre singing, it was just a pleasant one.

      This Kanye fiasco continues, though. I feel sorry for anyone “feeling” this poorly exectuted marketing stunt.

      • 313 HIP HOP

        PHIL,

        WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, KANYE SANG ON “SPACESHIPS” ON HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM.

        STAY BLESSED

        • JDizzel3000

          “Hey Mamma” Late Registration

    • Paulie

      I don’t give a fuck bout Andre 3000 but I do bout Kanye! That’s whassup!!

  • http://myspace.com/yeahirap myspace.com/yeahirap

    “The album, 808’s & Heartbreak is tentatively scheduled to be released December 16. It’s West’s fourth album and it comes less than a year after his last album, Graduation.”

    less than a year umm sep 11 would have been a year so more than a year after “graduation”

    “The Chicago rapper bested 50 Cent in their SoundScan showdown in 2001 ”

    they had a showdown in 2001 that Kanye West won umm no lmmfao who wrote this it just says staff wow do not blame these on typos 1/7 are not even close to each other on the keyboard nor do they look alike,and the fact that someone could not tell that december is past september lmmfao this new site is sauce that issue with Wayne on the cover is trash too yall are falling off waaay (is that how many a’s there were?) past where yall were just this time last year Horrible

    see this is a typo lagh you guys just can not fact check simple shit LMMFAO wow I should have your job

    o yeah autotune sucks all of his albums I have liked but I will not listen to this piece of shit he puts out people have horrible taste number one song alot of idiots

    • KSA1001

      Thanks for pointing this out…saves me from doing so.

  • nellz

    ya’ll r crazy…that song is fire. So what if its not hip hop.

  • Flow

    love lockdown is the biggest crap i heard this year

  • bucsormore

    let me start by saying i fuck with ye but this love lockdown is horrible they saying the whole album like this ye dont do it if u go homo with the senthasiezer i wont kno who to call the best this is like gangstalisious part 2 its all over frankie no ones gonna work with me anymore all rappers are going gay new ones anyway damn the future looks so so so bad

  • Seb

    don’t no bout mast ganster album. so far thats been jeezy, thats one of the few new albums i can listen from start to finish

  • markamilyon

    y is everyone so surprised? this is a man that does sumthin totally different every album! he takes chances an dats wat i respect about him! this will be the biggest album of his career. yall had to of seen it comin!

  • moresickaMC

    gay anthem

  • Tre83

    I don’t care for it either way. I don’t hate the song, but I’m not a huge fan either. Well, I’d bump it before I bumped anything 50 cent was on these days LOL

  • http://xxlmag.com js

    put the fuckin auto tune away all u rappers

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    gay as fuck nigga needs to quit this gay shit

  • Jenisis

    yes, its expected for Ye to go and do soemthin radically different on each album, and yes thats why a lot of people respect him, if not like him. but by no means do I personally expect this to be the biggest album of his career (or the year for that matter). then again, i’ve been suprised before, this new joint might actually be golden. still cant get used to that autotune shit though. iI’m glad that shit is a phase tho, it will be played out in another year or so

  • blackcaesar

    Booooo! get real….. Kanye’s only made one classic that was the college dropout and even ya boy bol said he prolly didn’t write the whole shits. Graduation was ok at best he mostly makes really epic beats and puts filler lyrics for people who want to listen to “conscious” non-gangsta shit. I mean what kinda nigga would give another nigga a whole track on his cd? (see Home from Late Registration) But yeah that Love Lockdown is catchy enough for the burbs (which is where most of his fans are anyways) but then again so is crank that soulja boy…… Question is are yuuuuuuaah gonna buy “808′s and Heartbreak”? I know I won’t I been bootleggin his shits since college dropout. Odds are that if one of my white homies ends up with it at his crib, it’ll prolly be little more than a weed plate. If you don’t believe my opinion check out what KRS-One had to say about Kanye vs. 50 on youtube.

    peace