Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx: Gold Digger
From Late Registration(forthcoming, August 2005)
I’m sure this has already made its rounds elsewhere, earlier but damn, this is a surprisingly fun, catchy song – just right as we enter the dog days of summer. I shouldn’t be surprised – it’s not like Kanye is known for morose ballads. Still, let’s be honest, there are many among us who wouldn’t be that upset if hip-hop’s biggest egomaniac took a sophomore schlump for the ages. Alas, it won’t be on this song, flipping a colorful Ray Charles loop and those ubiquitous handclaps, with Kanye dropping a hook that’s sure to be repeated ad nauseum by cats everywhere.
I’m actually looking forward to Late Registration now. There. I said it.