Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone (CD)

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About a year later, right before "Gold Digger" was set to be released as a single, West decided to write a different third verse and in a week the new song was recorded and mastered at Sony Music Studios in New York City.

The idea of employing Jamie Foxx specifically to sing an interpolation of Ray Charles' " I Got a Woman " in place of its initial sample did in fact arise from West seeing Ray with his friend John Mayer. After recording another version, Foxx decided to re-record it once more as he felt it contained too many explicit lyrics. By the end of their very first studio session together, the pair had completed the basic tracks for the final version of "Gold Digger".

Towards the end, the song employs vintage s synthesizers which emit a honking sound in cadence to Kanye's voice. However, another story arises within the third verse, which illustrates a once destitute black male who earns a fortune and decides to leave a loyal, unselfish girlfriend for a white girl and ends up driving a Hyundai. In it was reported that Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, two children of the late musician David Pryor had filed a lawsuit against West for allegedly sampling "get down girl, go 'head, get down" from their father's obscure single "Bumpin' Bus Stop".

It was ranked third on NME 's list of the best songs of Following the chart performance of Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone (CD) Diamonds from Sierra Leone ", which failed to crack the Top 40 of the Billboard HotWest's label became concerned with how a follow up single would perform. When Late Registration was released, the album version of "Gold Digger" was first made available for download. Approximately 80, digital downloads of "Gold Digger" were sold through legal music services such as iTunes and Napster in that first week, making it the most successful digital sales debut ever.

This makes "Gold Digger" one of the first songs in history to sell over 1, downloads in the United States. The song ascended from number 19 to number one in one week, with Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone (CD) jump ending the week and 10th consecutive week run of Mariah Carey 's " We Belong Together " at number one, and keeping Carey's " Shake It Off " from replacing "We Belong Together" as the number one single.

As an artist, Charles topped the Hot three times in the s, but always with other writers' songs. As of Maythe song has sold 3, copies in the US. The single was the top selling iTunes song of The single was the 9th biggest Billboard Hot song of the s. The song's music video was directed by Hype Williamswho also directed West's previous video, " Diamonds from Sierra Leone ". Foxx is also present, lip-synching both his own parts and the Ray Charles vocal sample. John Legend makes a brief cameo.

ShortList named it the best music video of Information taken from Late Registration liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roc-A-Fella Def Jam. Kanye West Jon Brion. Stop The Breaks. Retrieved May 1, Retrieved June 27, Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 5, August 2, Retrieved November 13, MTV Networks, Inc.

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I got it from her 'ye damn! The chain remians, the game is intact The name is mine, I'll take blame for that The pressure's on but guess who ain't gon' crack? Pardon me! I had to laugh at that How could you falter when you're the Rock of Gibralter I had to get of the boat so I could walk on water This ain't no tall order, this is nothin' to me Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week I do this in my sleep, I sell kilos of coke So?

Let me handle my business, damn! Kanyeez you got me, Freeway and Foxy YG', Teairra Mari, Petey watch me Bleek could be one hit away his whole career As long as I'm alive, he's a millionaire And even if I die, he's in my will somewhere So he can just kick back and chill somewhere Oh, yeah He don't even have to write rhymes The Dynasty like my money last three lifetimes Shirley Bassey was in the rear sayin' exactly What I was sayin' practically me whole career The diamond is forever, I been mindin' this forever Now the Louis Vuitton Don's timin' couldn't be better People lined up Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone (CD) see the Titanic sinkin' Instead we rose from the ash like a Phoenix If you watin' for the end, the dynasty signed And what seemed like forever is a mighty long time I'm young Goodnight!

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