Looking For Trouble – Kanye West

8/10

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First things first, this weeks “Good Friday” was a day late, apparently Kanye was waiting on a verse. I’m guessing it was either J.Cole’s or Big Sean’s, and if so, it was well worth the wait. The Good Friday veterans’, Ye and Pusha T’s verses are solid, but… they are overshadowed by the rawness of their younger colleagues, Big Sean and J. Cole. Big Sean’s verse might start off a little unexpected as he experiments with sped-up flow whereas his normal delivery is more relaxed and cocky, but he soon reverts back to his laid-back self-assertiveness and has some of the best lines in the song towards the end of his verse:

Greet me with a middle finger when you see me / It’s cool ‘cos i can’t see your ass from this side of the T.V – Big Sean

The subject matter of Big Sean and Cole are basically the same, both young ones claiming to be hip hop’s saviour:

Conisder yourself lucky to see a legend before his prime – Big Sean

Never say I’m better than Hov, but i’m the closet one – J. Cole

Cole sounds great on this beat, his aggressive delivery matches the harsh electric guitar and forces you to listen to what he’s got to say. His verse is the best, and he finishes off, quiet rightly, with a mini-acapella containing one of the best lines I’ve heard in a while.

Ironic you been sleeping on the one that you been dreaming about – J. Cole

 

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