Kanye West’s ‘Midas Touch’ Leaks Online
The internet must have sprung a leak. Hours after Kendrick Lamar’s verse from a purported “All Day” (Remix) surfaced online, an unreleased Kanye West song called “Midas Touch” found its way online as well.
According to Rap Dose, the song could be a reference track from Rihanna’s upcoming album R8, which Yeezy is executive producing. Or, it could just be a throwaway song with no original placement.
Either way, it sounds like it came from the “All Day” recording sessions. The song boasts a boisterous stuttering beat and whistling synths. Lyrically, it appears that Yeezy is pretending to be RiRi rapping about jealous girls who don’t like her or maybe him. We don’t know, we are confused at this point.
“New Rihanna in the front / Bitches in the back she don’t like me though / Why? / I don’t know she might be broke / Why? / I can’t tell you about stupid hoes / Why? / I bet she don’t act stupid though,” he rap-sings.
It’s nothing spectacular, but this brash tune almost fit in the same lane as Rihanna’s latest single, “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Of course, the “Stay” singer’s previous collab with Mr. West -- the folksy “FourFiveSeconds” -- has garnered her a chart-topping hit. So hopefully, we will hear more great (and official) music from this creative tandem.
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