That Kanye Smile

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He’s one of the biggest names in rap, with his numerous upbeat and positive hits. Kanye West’s rhymes are often infectious, and the melodic elements he employs in his songs can easily get stuck in your head, empowering you, or perhaps just simply causing the emergence of the wannabe rapper in all of us as we sing along.

His newest single goes in a different direction, and I like it.

A lot.

Love Lockdown delivers a brilliant musical composition, strongly emphasizing the confusion in the mind and heart of the person in question. The voice distortion and the resulting vastly different sound for Kanye create a haunting ambiance of indecision but yet affirmation.

I could go on, but I’d rather just put the music video on here for everyone to listen to! I absolutely love the usage of warring tribes as an image of conflict and even as a contrast between the clean, uniformly sophisticated life posed by Kanye and of the tribe. Again, I promise I’ll stop.

Well, enjoy the song! It’s different… not your typical Kanye, but anytime an artist takes a chance and goes in a different direction, its growth. In this instance, it works.

I’ll put the lyrics too, so you can see how chilling the song is. And easy to relate to.

I’m not lovin you, the way I wanted to
What I had to do, had to run from you
I’m in love with you, but the vibe is wrong
And that haunted me, all the way home
So ya never know, never, never know
Never know enough, til it’s over love
Til we lose control, system overload
Screamin no, no, no, no, no
I’m not lovin you, way I wanted to
See I wanna move, but can’t escape from you
So I keep it low, keep a secret code
So everybody else don’t have to know

So keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
So keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
So keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
You keep ya love locked down, you lose

I’m not lovin you, the way I wanted to
I can’t keep my cool, so I keep it true
I got somethin’ to lose, so I gotta move
I can’t keep myself, and still keep you too
So I keep in mind, when I’m on my own
Somewhere far from home, In the danger zone
How many times did it take fo’ I finally got through
you lose, you lose
I’m not lovin you, the way I wanted to
See I had to go, see I had to move
No more wastin’ time, we can’t wait for life
which is wastin’ time, where’s the finish line

So keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
So keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
So keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
You keep ya love locked down, you lose

I’m not lovin you, the way I wanted to
I met no one new, I got no one new
No I said I’m through, but got love for you
But I’m not lovin you, the way I wanted to
Gotta keep it goin, keep the lovin gone
Keep it on a roll, only god knows
If I be with you, baby I’m confused
You choose, you choose
I’m not lovin you, the way I wanted to
Way I got to go, I dont need you
I been on this road, too many times before
I’m not lovin you, the way I wanted to

So keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
Keepin ya love locked down, ya love locked down
Keepin ya love locked down, ya love locked down
Keepin ya love locked down, you lose
So keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
Keepin ya love locked down, ya love locked down
If you keep ya love locked down, ya love locked down
Keepin ya love locked down, you lose

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One Response

  1. The music video does not work

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