No chance I am even going to discuss Kanye West's latest remix. Even though I love Raekwon, the artist of the said remix embodies so many things wrong with music that I won't even mention him. Mr. West did however post a "new" track from Jay-Z featuring Chris Martin and produced by DJ Green Lantern. Track has an interesting backstory.
It was originally featured on Green Lantern’s new Invasion Radio 2k10 Mixtape. The vocals for this were originally recorded for Jay's Kingdom Come, but never made it because they could not find a beat. Pieces of the verses ended up on the Grammy Family Freestyle on Hot97 w/Funk Flex in 2006 as well as Coldplay’s "Lost" Remix. Here is what DJ Green Lantern had to say:
“This is my version working with the acapella…I’ve had this since 2006 and it was supposed to be on the Presidential Invasion mixtape–that never came out. Then Hov rapped these lyrics over his HP commercial drums, and the acapella went to a few different producers in search of a beat for it. I heard a Timbaland version and I think Just Blaze and a few others had it too. But by the time they made Beach Chair, I think Jay was over trying to find a beat for "Most Kingz." Then he went to Flex show and the rest is history…”
Check out the track.