Thu 25 Feb 2016
The Life of Pablo may not be charting for the foreseeable future, but it’s still making a splash out there — just not in the way you expected. While struggle rappers are swarming to Desiigner’s “Panda,” which was sampled on “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2,” some of your favorite producers are flocking to the playful a capella track buried in the middle of Kanye West’s new album.
We’ve already heard “I Love Kanye” remixes from Stefan Ponce and Key Wane, and now it’s DJ Premier’s turn to give Kanye’s self-referencing raps a makeover. Chopping up the “Wake Up Mr. West” skit from Late Registration over some sloppy keys, Premo blesses “I Love Kanye” with a classic boom bap backdrop.
“I’m a street DJ and when a good a cappella is naked, you put some clothes on it,” he says.