Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kanye Appreciation: Teriyaki Boyz - "I Still Love H.E.R."

If there's anyone in the Hip Hop world that needs a bit more appreciation, it's Kanye West. It seems that all the controversy surrounding the man has blinded people from the fact that he's actually a musical genius! Now when I say musical genius, I'm not referring to his skills on the mic, but rather the many wonderful beats he has produced over the past 10 years. Apart from producing all of his own albums, he has also made beats for the likes of Jay-Z, The Game, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, T.I. and Talib Kweli just to name a few.

For today's entry into the Kanye Appreciation feature, I've picked the track "I Still Love H.E.R." by the Teriyaki Boyz. Although more than half the song is in Japanese, you won't mind because Kanye's beat is the real star of the show. In fact, I love the beat so much that I wouldn't care if they did the whole song in German! But to be fair, the Teriyaki Boyz do sound nice over the beat, and even Kanye comes on at the end to do a verse of his own. I heard that even Taylor Swift loves this song (nah, I just made that up), so let's stop hating on Kanye and just enjoy the music that he makes so well.

Favourite line: "Lick the black, get the cream, like an Oreo"

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