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Hello all. As you might’ve guessed, Kanye West is what brought me to the magnificence that is Rap Genius. Other favorites include Lupe Fiasco, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino. I also do a fair amount of editing for Rock Genius.

My schedule can be a little hectic, but weekday evenings and Sunday nights are usually the best times to contact me for coaching, user issues or if you just want to chat. PMing me here on the site works best.

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One of the more interesting facts about “New Slaves” is that Kanye chose to premiere it on Saturday Night Live, a program with which he has had several spats over the years due them lampooning him in their sketches. But doing the illogical and absurd is easy for Kanye, combining the practicalities of getting new music out to a guaranteed wide audience with the sensationalist draw of (temporarily) embracing one’s enemies.

Be sure to check out the Rap Genius breakdown of this song!!!

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Part of the reason for the song’s risque content is that Britney was firing shots at all the press and paparazzi who had delighted in her 2007 drug and marital problems — this line is probably pointed at them

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A quote from the outro of “Oh Maker,” which gives the strongest foreshadowing of what will transpire in “BaBapByeYa” (which forms the instrumental basis for this overture).

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A sample of “Wonderland,” a track to come in Suite III.

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Samples of “Sir Greendown,” connecting the album’s previous material to the material to follow.

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More musical cues from “BaBapByeYa,” appear here.

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The instrumental quotes heavily from “BaBapByeYa,” the last track of the album.

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This snippet from “57821” (actually found in Suite III) is meant to signify the moment when Cindi Mayweather is called to become the revolutionary who desperately needed to bring about unity between humans and cybernetics

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The neat thing about the Suite II and Suite III overtures is that they are little sonic snapshots of the suite as whole (with “Cold War” and “Sir Greendown” being the biggest influences here)

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"Lazy Hooks" (Capital Cities – Farrah Fawcett Hair) | accepted

This may also be a sly reference to the fact that labels can bankroll small name/revenue-losing acts (like Capital Cities) off the lazy/trite writing of hit singles from more popular artist

The source for the new photos, in case anyone’s interested: http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com/

Two spelling corrections:
– “Verse 1” was misspelt as “Verese 1."
– There shouldn’t be an apostrophe in "basquions” in Verse 1.

"It ain't safe in the city, watch the throne" (Kanye West – That's My Bitch) | accepted

Album status now confirmed — should be corrected.

Just a small grammar correction: Kanye’s first line should be “Whose fault?”, not “Who’s fault?”

"Your girlfriend a freak like Cirque Du Soleil" (Chris Brown – Look At Me Now) | accepted

Maybe it’s the girl with the Cirque du Soleil pussy from “Blame Game”.

Kanye says “Who’s fault?” before Legend’s intro. Granted it’s only two words, but seeing as the song’s all about the blame game and the question of blame is explored throughout the song, I think it’s worth putting in.

"[Hook: Ke$ha]" (Britney Spears – Till the World Ends (Remix)) | accepted

Ke$ha’s appearance is appropriate as she helped co-write the song with Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Alex Kronlund.

"Took the G out your waffle, all you got left is your ego" (Childish Gambino – Freaks and Geeks) | accepted

Oh, but it gets better. Think about the waffle in a food=money context. If Gambino is taking the ‘G’ out your ‘waffle’ (all those 0s from your paycheck), then you’d be left with no money and a bruised ego.

It’s basically a boast saying that Gambino is so hot he’s going to take all the money you’re earning and leave you with your ego — what little of it you have left.

"Back to my Beyoncés" (Kanye West – That's My Bitch) | rejected

Beyonces should have an accent on the last e (é).