Kanye West has begun the run-up to his new G.O.O.D. music compilation with “Mercy”, a booming head-nodder that manages to be find room enough for the braggadocio of Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz. Playing off a hook about a two-seat Lamborghini, West’s posse takes turns flossing while tossing out catchy references to Sarah Palin, Rick James and Ms. Pac Man. Is there a better way to kick off Good Friday?
”Mercy” would fall somewhere in the middle of the pack among West’s previous G.O.O.D. Friday singles — it’s nowhere near as much fun as “Good Friday” or as seductive as “Devil In A New Dress”. But it may not be indicative of the sound of the rest of the album.
As West collaborator Mannie Fresh told MTV recently:
“Songs phenomenal, everything. It’s an album that’s all over the place, it’s not just one thing. It’s not just that you’re gonna hear some Southern hip-hop or whatever. You’re gonna hear everything.”
Are you in favor of Kanye reviving his G.O.O.D. Music digital singles series or would you prefer he stick to full albums? (If you are in need of “Mercy”, you can pick it up now at iTunes). Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments.