In the new Kanye West song, we hear some vocal tricks that sound a bit like theatrics from “Yeezus,” and finds Kanye employing a Jay-Z-like flow. In a recent cover story with GQ, Yeezy discussed attempting to spit rhymes that are similar to Hov’s signature style for “All Day.”
“Even lyrically, I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called “All Day,” that usually Jay would say but Jay’s not on there,” West told GQ.
Kanye is right in the pocket where he is most comfortable on “All Day,” employing a half-time rap flow over a stripped down 808. He flippantly rhymes about shopping for winter clothes during the summer, having an unlimited amount of cash flow, and of course, a beautiful lady by his side. It’s quite impressive but that’s not surprising because Kanye shines in freestyle form. In the GQ interview, West says we should expect a full-length project in September of this year.
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