Kanye West continues his furious comeback , this time with a guest turn on Rick Ross’ “Live Fast,” a track from the Miami rapper’s upcoming Teflon Don album. West delivers a super-boastful verse, matching the tone and aggression he rapped with on his most recent number, “Power.”
“I’m back by unpopular demand/ Least you still poppin’ in Japan,” ‘Ye raps over staccato-paced drums. “Shopping in Milan, hopping out the van/ Screams from the fans: ‘Yeezy, we always knew you’d be on top again!’ ”
A snippet of the track was first made available on Thursday (July 1) — before the entire song leaked later in the day — through a preview of Ross-go-to-director Spiff TV’s Teflon Don: The Bossumentary. Spiff TV is the man behind many of Rozay’s viral Web videos .
In the preview clip, West discusses working with Ross, pointing to a number of similarities between him and his Def Jam labelmate.
“I just remember Ross had so many verses,” West said. “When I started hearing the records come out, I always felt a connection, ’cause I felt like we came from similar places and we paid so many dues. We all had ups and downs in our lives and sh–. And now, this is the highest caliber you can get to, you know what it is. And it didn’t happen overnight, it’s 10, 15, 20 years in the making.”
In addition to West, Ross recently announced he recruited T.I. to appear on Teflon Don‘s “Maybach Music 3.”
“I had to do it real big with someone I never collaborated with before: Tip,” Ross told “Sucker Free” host DJ Envy of T.I. “We got a full orchestra, a live orchestra from the strings on down. It’s gonna be a masterpiece.”
You’ve heard Kanye’s “Power,” and now “Live Fast.” Can we call it a comeback? Sound off in the comments!