This one is for my boy Thomas Miles. I introduced this song to him a few years ago and he fell in love and it has been a mainstay on most of our pregame playlists since. He texted me this week asking why it hasn’t been posted on this site yet. I couldn’t think of an acceptable reason and guaranteed it would be featured in this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday. The lesson from this post is that we here at A Beat A Day listen to our fans. You ask and you shall receive.
Anyway, about the song. It is absolute flames. This was one of the songs Kanye released during his GOOD Fridays promotion in 2010 when he was promoting for MBDTF. You got Kanye, Cudi, Leslie, AND John freakin Legend singing a soulful hook. Off to a great start. Then you get 5 great verses from Kanye, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie, Lloyd Banks, and Cudi. I think it’s safe to say Banks and Cudi stole the show. Banks gets slept on as an artist but he is extremely dope and has been for 10+ years now (and had the best verse on the song). And Cudi’s outro vintage Cudi. It blows me away. This song is amazing and there isn’t much more to say about it.