…The first thing I heard was an “Arab” intro; it kinda gave me the feel of Jesus Walks by Kanye West. Not too long after, did I realize this was a rendition of “Drunk in Love;” it had the same beat, but with a few more synths. This new version of “Drunk in Love” is like the “Ish I Don’t Like” by Chief Keef.
Ahhh…here’s the key difference, Yeezy’s on the track!
Continuing with his love manifestation with Kim Kardashian, Kanye delves back into his happy place…talking about himself along with his “perfect” relationship. This time, ‘Ye gets very explicit. We were so shocked when Beyonce spoke on “Surboard” and “Watermelon,” but wow, music symbolism is seen yet again. In his verse, Kanye gives us a window into their life “messing up sofa’s” and even discloses a few personal secrets of his lover, such as “impregnating Kim Kardashian’s mouth” and the idea that Kim always wanted her own reality show, separate of that of her and her family seen in “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” Kanye made it very clear that he didn’t want to live his life, nor did he wants his daughter paraded in front of the reality show cameras, but could this be any hint at a change of heart on Kanye’s part? I guess we’ll have to keep watching and listening to find out.
Finally, we get a more human side of Kanye, or has he been completely transparent with us this whole time? [sidenote] Makes me wonder if his speaking on the drug Molly can be taken literally as well.
The composition of the beat is pretty much the same, nothing really special. Listen closely, a few more instruments are added to the simplistic beat, like a clap here and there in addition to a deeper key kick to the rhythm. You’ll notice a few differences in B & Jay’s lyrics, a drop from Kanye’s “Flashing Lights” B’s a little chopping and a “church echo” on Beyonce towards the end of the song.
To be honest, I’m not really shocked of this remix. I pretty much expected this from Kanye; however, rather than add to the track, I believe he ruins the overall feel of the record.