Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has taken to the studio to unleash some bottled up emotions ranging from ex-girlfriend Amber Rose dating Wiz Khalifa to falling in love with reality star Kim Kardashian.
On the new Hit-Boy-produced track “Theraflu,” Yeezy unloads his emotions over the mic.
After reporting that Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music crew would drop their “Mercy” single on Friday (April 6), Funkmaster Flexhas gone ahead and premiered a different track from the project. It’s called “Theraflu” and features Kanye rapping over a synthy Hit-Boy beat alongside DJ Khaled. Compared to the grandiose statements we’re used to from Kanye, this is definitely a more standard rap track. Yeezy calls himself “Swag King Cole” and then gets into brag mode. The song also features the following Amber Rose/Kim Kardashian-referencing lines that will surely hit every trashy celeb blog tomorrow: “The whole industry wanna f*ck your old chick / The only n*gga I got respect for is Wiz / And I’ll admit I fell in love with Kim / Right around the same time she fell in love with him.” (Exclaim)
Ye also takes a shot at Kardashian’s estranged husband Kris Humphries, who he claims affiliate Jay-Z could have removed from the New Jersey Nets.
“And I’ll admit I fell in love with Kim, around the same time she had fell in love with him/Well that’s cool, baby girl do your thing,” Ye raps, “Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team/La Familia, Roc Nation, we in the building….” (“Thermaflu”)
Initially, the track was believed to be off Yeezy’s upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album.
Earlier today Pusha T took to Twitter to announce that “Mercy,” the first single from the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music album would drop this Friday. But, just a few minutes ago, this track popped up online. Titled “Theraflu,” this new song from Kanye West and DJ Khaled is apparently the album’s first single. So, either Pusha T was wrong, the internet is wrong or Yeezy just decided to give us an early treat. Either way, I’m sure we’ll still get to hear “Mercy” on Friday and I’m sure that “Theraflu” is indeed off of the G.O.O.D. Music album. (We Got This Covered)
However, hip-hop personality Miss Info claims the track could land on Ye’s upcoming solo effort.
OMG. I was just talking to DJ Khaled today at the MTV2 Hip Hop Squares shoot about this d*mn song! And suddenly it pops up via the big homie Funk Flex! We knew Kanye was itching itching itching to get this out before he drops that GOOD Music “Mercy” single on Friday…but it was supposed to come out this past Friday. Better late than never. And the song is whoa….Kanye got some sh*t off his chest! By the way…from what I understand, this is actually a Kanye West single off his own solo album (which will follow the GOOD Music compilation). (Miss Info)