Kanye West Drops “Real Friends” and a Snippet of “No More Parties in L.A.” Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Real Friends," the track that was available in full, is a lament about the strain Kanye's career puts on his relationships; it also details paying a family remember $250,000 to retrieve a stolen laptop. The song was reportedly produced by Kanye himself, with "sample work" by Frank Dukes and Boi-1da and drum programming by Havoc; it also features background vocals from Ty Dolla $ign.
Tacked on the end of the SoundCloud file was a brief snippet of a song called "No More Parties in L.A.," which features Kendrick Lamar and makes use of a Madlib beat that samples Ghostface Killah's Voice from "Mighty Healthy."
On Thursday (Jan. 7), Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian West, teased the song and suggested that new music could be on the way every Friday, similar to the G.O.O.D. Fridays that sent buzz for 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy into a fever pitch.
Earlier today (Jan. 8), Kanye was announced as the headliner for New York's Governors Ball, where he'll be joined by Vince Staples, De La Soul, Big Boi and Phantogram, Vic Mensa, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson and others.
Since the file was removed from his SoundCloud, Kanye tweeted that the issue was with "the main loop" in the first song. It should be back up momentarily. In the meantime, listen to "Real Friends" and "No More Parties in LA" via Zippyshare below. Update 2:56 p.m.: Now the track is up on Kanye's website and on Soundcloud.
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