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Kanye West's New Verse References His Classic Interview With Sway

'Can't Stop' is a snippet from Theophilus London's new album.

Almost a year after it went down, the epic Kanye West interview with MTV's Sway Calloway is back on our minds this week, thanks to one particularly impassioned quote from Yeezy: "It ain't Ralph, though!"

The line came when discussing Sway's clothing line -- which Kanye stressed was not on Ralph Lauren's level. On Monday night, in a snippet of a new Theophilus London song, "Can't Stop," 'Ye rehashes the line -- though in a different context.

"It's aight, but it ain't Ralph, though/ And unless your money talkin', keep your mouth closed," Yeezy raps on the song, which hit the 'net late Monday but was removed by the next morning. On the minute-and-a-half snippet, Yeezy invokes a flow and cadence that recalls sonics of Graduation-era Kanye far more than Yeezus-era Kanye.

The track appeared online just hours after Ralph Lauren himself responded to the initial comments in an interview with Style.com. “That’s very cool. Well, that’s great," he said. "If I were to cater to Kanye, he would know that I’m catering to him. The fact that I make what I make—he gets it."

The "Can't Stop" snippet first appeared on an iTunes pre-order for London's new album, Vibes. According to London's Facebook page, the project will be executive produced by Kanye and is set to drop on October 28.

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