There's no better season than Yeezy season. On Tuesday (October 31), Kanye West fans were gifted with a new verse on CyHi The Prynce’s single “Dat Side.” The song, from CyHi’s long-delayed debut album, No Dope on Sundays, sees Kanye taking numerous shots at a host of unnamed targets.
Potentially the most overt reference comes toward the middle of the song — “And the people claim to know you, put ‘em on, get famous on you / Then they go and blame it on you.” Kanye’s 2016 song “Famous” was a source of contention between him and Taylor Swift, and Kim Kardashian infamously released a Snapchat video of Taylor signing off on the lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous.”
Next, Kanye seems to address his recent rift with mentor Jay-Z when he raps, “People claim they praying for you, really, they be preying on you.” The “praying/preying” word choice might be a slight dig at Jay’s bars on 4:44’s “Kill Jay-Z.” In that song, Hov changes the name of the fireside spiritual “Kumbaya” to "kumbaye," as he chastises his close friend for an onstage outburst aimed at the Carters during Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour.
Finally, West boasts about his sneaker line with Adidas, rapping, “Yeezys in the field, Yeezys, Yeezys in the field now / Made it to the NBA, we in the NFL now.” Last year, former Lakers player Nick Young wore a pair of Yeezy 750s in an NBA game, while Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was fined $6,000 for donning a “Turtle Dove” cleat version of the Yeezy Boost 350s.
Kanye has never been one to bite his tongue, so his “Dat Side” verse isn’t surprising. If he has this much to say on a CyHi song, there’s no telling what will happen come album time.