Song of the Week: Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”


This week I had mental notes about what should be Song of the Week. Why not put up that other bonus track from The Recession? Didn’t Jay-Z jump on a remix recently? Hey, what about Devin The Dude’s new one? In the end, the choice was really obvious (Especially after H20 basically alley-opped this one to me). To be real with you folks, I’m still up in the air about my feelings over “Love Lockdown”. If you followed me on Twitter during the VMA’s (Wait a minute, no one follows us on Twitter!), you already know that I was underwhelmed that Kanye’s new one doesn’t have him dropping one verse. This is a shame since Kanye has really stepped up his rhyming game (“Trying to get that Kobe number, 1 over Jordan”). Plus with the news that when his new album, 808’s & Heartbreak, drops December 16th it’ll be vocoder heavy, it gets me to thinking; Are rappers scared to…just rap? But then again, let me back up a bit and ask this question; In a few days, will I be singing this song? After all my gripes about “Love Lockdown”, probably yes (Even though Yeezy can’t sing for shit, that hook is catchy). Anyway, tell me what you think and I’ll keep backtracking and confusing myself.

Download: Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”