audio review : Hold My Liquor ( song ) … Kanye West ( featuring Chief Keef + Justin Vernon )

“Calling-up your uncle’s place,” Justin Vernon sings, “Shit’s all over the place”. I guess that part, the song’s melodic highlight, is supposed to be the bridge, but it should be the chorus. The real chorus, sang by an Autotuned Chief Keef, is comparatively lame.

I’m glad he doesn’t rap, but there should be two verses. Kanye West’s one, which reveals a romantic theme undetectable in the “nigga”-ridden hook, makes for a song that’s structurally awkward. Not that the spacey instrumental isn’t a form of drunken tranquility.

my rating : 3 of 5


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