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Kanye West, as you already no doubt have gathered from his lyrics, his tweets and his threads -- and as you can see from the above photo of with No Doubt singer and, for our purposes here, L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani -- is nothing if not a dedicated follower of fashion. So it's no surprise that his latest G.O.O.D. Friday release (the producer/MC/provocateur's running free music series, released via Twitter every Friday) is named "Christian Dior Denim Flow" and features lyrical references to half a dozen supermodels.
Name-checking catwalk queens such as Esti Ginzburg, Selita Ebanks and Doutzen Kroes, Kanye takes us behind the velvet rope, into a V.I.P. world most will never experience--hanging out with Leo (one safely assumes this is Leo DiCaprio) and working out a "master plan."
Kanye's clearly using these songs as a kind of public workshop, trying out new sounds and new flows. "Christian Dior Denim Flow" is a rather dark track, with distorted vocals and a creeping beat, the exact opposite vibe that you'd expect on a song that espouses the glory of hanging with models.
'Yeezy is also using these tracks as a chance to collaborate with a variety of artists he respects, from Bon Iver to R&B legend Charlie Murphy. "Christian Dior Denim Flow" is no different, with guest appearances from R&B crooners John Legend and Ryan Leslie and verses from Pusha T of The Clipse (who has become a staple of Kanye's recent tracks), Lloyd Banks and Kid Cudi.