Listen! Kanye West (featuring R. Kelly) – To The World
G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer collective album is about to drop, complete with a whack of new Kanye West tracks. One such track is this R. Kelly-featured song, To The World. Considering that Jay-Z and Kanye are besties, and considering how Jay-Z and R. Kelly sort of feuded near the end of their collaborative albums, it seems like an odd choice on paper.
To The World is both epic and a complete disaster. It tries too hard. The production is original and refreshing at times, with strings mixed with a good drum beat. But with weak lyrics that start off the song (“Let me see you put your middle fingers up”; “it’s my way or the highway” = LAME), mixed with some auto tune and layered vocal effects that don’t quite come off, the track isn’t an instant classic. I’ve been wrong before though.
However, Kanye does take a nice political dig at Mitt Romney, saying “I’m just trying to protect my stacks, Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax, Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax.” Check it out below.