[artist id="1230523"]Kanye West’s[/artist] recent jaunt to Japan didn’t stop the MC from dropping his latest G.O.O.D Friday track right on time. Hours after the superstar lyricist tweeted about heading to Asia, West released “Don’t Stop,” a collaboration featuring Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco. Together, the rappers make up the Child Rebel Soldier supergroup, Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco.
Compared with many of West’s weekend-kickoff offerings, the jangly, dancefloor-ready number boasts a more celebratory vibe. About three seconds into the track, Pharrell starts things off with an amped delivery, dropping lines like, “I’m on some BBC Bape sh–/I’m on some cake sh–/In the kitchen with the heat making beats in my apron.” The N.E.R.D. frontman paints more images of the glossy high life with lyrics such as, “My flow interrupts your homeostasis/I Rolls Royce it on a regular basis.”
Fresh from a newly hammered-out deal with Atlantic Records , Lupe appears to reference his past label drama in his verse. “F— the property or give me my props properly/high off life this high technology, DeVry,” the Chicago MC spits. “My policy’s not to be dishonestly deprived.”
Kanye closes out the track pumping the return of CRS, which has been in the works for a while. Yeezy starts with “Mr. West turn that new child rebel/loud as a badass child level,” and follows up with bars such as, “Brand new Ferraris, I gotta make the donuts/CRS is like a hip-hop Christmas bonus.”
The track is the latest offering from the group, which materialized when the trio collaborated on a cut from one of Lupe’s mixtapes.
“Pharrell came up with the idea — ‘Let’s do a group, Child Rebel Soldiers,’ ” Lupe told MTV News in 2008. “So I did a song. Took Thom Yorke’s ‘Eraser,’ cut it up, put ‘Us Placers’ on it, because I was going to do a mixtape called Us Placers and remake Thom Yorke’s album [The Eraser] and Radiohead’s stuff. I sent the record out, and it was initially supposed to have Kanye, and I wanted [British artist] the Streets. The Streets, I got no response. He asked me to do the song for one of his artists. Then Kanye jumped on it and was like, ‘I’m going to send it to P.’ Then P sent it back, and it was like, ‘This is the first song right here. Let’s do it.’ That was, like, a year and a half ago, and the whole time we’ve been figuring out what to do.”
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