UPDATE: Full track (with all guest verses) added below.
Could it be a G.O.O.D. Friday track on a Wednesday? A holiday-themed tune from Kanye West surfaced today, the cheerful “Christmas In Harlem”, featuring Yeezy’s buds CyHi The Prynce and Teyana Taylor. Though Kanye originally promised to release a new track every weekend til X-mas, he’s been MIA the last few weeks — but it looks like he’s back in the spirit of giving. Listen to Kanye Claus’ holiday gift below.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Christmas-In-Harlem.mp3" text="Kanye West feat. CyHi The Prynce & Teyana Taylor - Christmas In Harlem"]
“Though it’s 40 below the wind chill / And we’re wiping snow off the windshield / It’s a wonderful night to be alive / And I’m so happy to be with my baby,” raps a jolly Kanye. Soulful, sweet and sprightly, it’s one of the most joyful tracks we’ve heard from Kanye in awhile. Maybe even ever?
‘Ye returned to Twitter mere moments ago, informing his followers that even more people would be dropping verses on the track. “Just got Dipset verses for Christmas in Harlem! Eeeeevrybody on it!!!! Cam, Vado, Jimmy, Pusha, Big Sean, Cyhi, Teyana Taylor & Musiq.”
Looks like we didn’t need to wait til Friday – here’s the track with everyone ‘Ye mentioned above on board:
[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Kane_West-Christmas_in_Harlem-Tags-2dope.mp3" text="Kanye West feat. Cam'ron, Vado, Jim Jones, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor & Musiq - Christmas In Harlem"]
And welcome back to Twitter, Kanye! Two weeks without your 140-character bon mots felt like an eternity.