I truly did not expect to like anything on Donda. After a few albums of music I just could not listen to (which is so disappointing considering how much I adored the early-era Kanye). In fact I’m almost disgusted by how much I am in love with Believe What I Say. It’s brilliant. It’s the epitome of the kind of light-hearted hip hop I adore. Catchy hooks, great sample, singable and just a feel-good vibe. Why do you tease me like this Kanye. Make more like this plz.
Gambino’s early albums had some of the most clever lyrics in the game, and Heartbeat was near the top of those tracks. It’s brilliant… and Flowervillain’s mashup with Bluereally let’s the lyrics shine. In fact, it almost makes them better, as the beat seems to usher the listening into really listening to each word and rhyme. So good.