Elly Jackson and Kanye West share a moment on set of the video for La Roux’s new single “In For The Kill”, and EW Music Mix got their hands on the remix of the song, featuring an amplified beat and West dropping a verse. (This is certainly a case of Kanye and Elly scratching one another’s backs, as La Roux will guest on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.) Hear the tweaked tune below and tell us if it’s as good as what we get from ‘Ye every G.O.O.D. Friday.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/in-for-the-kill-remix.mp3" text="La Roux feat. Kanye West - In For The Kill (Remix)" dl="0"]
We’re digging the extra drum beats added to the original track, but we are really not feeling Kanye’s contribution to this mix. There’s an uncomfortable amount of grunting and weird noises coming from the rapper, and his verses just feel rushed and sloppier than what we know he’s capable of.
Could Kanye actually be out of rhymes? We certainly wouldn’t blame him for using all his best bon mots for his album, as well as the eight (and counting!) free tracks he’s released the past few months.
Kanye, by the way, will also be featured in a remix video of the song. We’re assuming he’ll join the oddball cast of characters cavorting throughout the Chelsea Hotel.
[EW Music Mix]