God is dope yo. That’s the gospel according to Kanye West’s Twitter.
And you know what, if it’s God that keeps Kanye West doing newsworthy shit every week, then he’s alright by us. No new chosen ones this week, but Kanye has kept busy. First off, he’s leaked a minute-long clip of a new track by him and Drake, called ‘Ghetto University’.
We’d guess the track is from Kanye’s new album, which Drake is confirmed to appear on, and which according to ‘Power’ director Marco Brambilla is now called Dark Twisted Fantasy, but that’ll probably have changed by next week. You can hear the clip below.
Speaking of ‘Power’, there’s now an official remix featuring Swizz Beats and Jay-Z. It’s as grandiose as you might expect, and you can check it over at Kanye’s blog, which now seems to feature pictures of cars more than it does pictures of women, but hasn’t lost any of the American Psycho charm that we know and love it for.
Download: Kanye West feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beats – Power remix
Oh, and the most unexpected thing Kanye’s done this week – which still isn’t that unexpected, because he’s Kanye West – is to draft Wu Tang Clan member Raekwon in for a remix of teen-pop idol Justin Bieber.
As you might expect, the whole thing was instigated over Twitter. The seeds were set last weekend, when Kanye mentioned on the social-networking tool that he was listening to Bieber’s ‘Runaway Love’. Bieber saw the Tweet (because he follows Kanye along with the rest of the world, naturally), and replied, saying that “it’s not a so what moment for me. I’m 16 and a fan. Im kinda hyped u are listening to my stuff. Thank u.”
Kanye replied, suggesting a remix, and bringing Raekwon into the conversation. Why he picked Rae we’re not sure, but at least Bieber knew who he was, replying “me, u and the chef 2gether on a song = EPIC.” And lo and behold, Rae confirmed to XXL on Wednesday that the remix was “definitely gonna happen… Yeezy called me and we gon’ make it pop…And we don’ make a hit. Justin got his own fan base, and me and Yeezy got our own fan base, and we gon’ make it happen. We gon’ make a good record.”
And according to West, “Raekwon’s verse is crazy”, so there you go.