During Jay-Z & Coldplay’s NYE show in the City of Sin, Kanye comes out and performs Homecoming for the first time live with Chris Martin. Shouts to COS, who also has some other clips.
This was featured on Green Lantern’s new Invasion Radio 2k10 mixtape;; but I wanted to give it some more shine as the back story is quite interesting. The vocals for this were originally recorded for Kingdom Come, but never made the cut as a beat was never found. Pieces of the verses ended up on the Grammy Family freestyle on Hot97 w/ Funk Flex in 2006 as well as Coldplay’s Lost (rmx).
“This is my version working with the acapella…I’ve had this since 2006 and it was supposed to be on the Presidential Invasion mixtape–that never came out. Then Hov rapped these lyrics over his HP commercial drums, and the acapella went to a few different producers in search of a beat for it. I heard a Timbaland version and I think Just Blaze and a few others had it too. But by the time they made Beach Chair, I think Jay was over trying to find a beat for Most Kingz. Then he went to Flex show and the rest is history…” – Green Lantern
If you’re a fan of Hov & Nas and are following Green Lantern on Twitter, today was a great day as he dropped a few (2)dope sound board recordings from Nas & Jay in London (circa 2006) as well as a recent run from Nas for everyone to enjoy.
DOWNLOAD: Jay-Z & Nas Live in London | Jay-Z & Nas – Dead Presidents Live (w/ Chris Martin) | Jay-Z – Heart of the City Live (w/ Chris Martin) | Jay-Z – Heart of the City Live in Dublin (w/ Dante Hawkins) | Nas – One Mic Live (w/ Leon Mobley)
Chris Martin & Co. release a new video for their joint featuring Hov off their upcoming Prospekt’s March EP.
Ugh. I swear, it’ll be a while before I go to sleep at 5 in the morning. Anyways, here’s a freestyle from Akon’s latest signee over Kanye’s “Homecoming” instrumental.
DOWNLOAD: Dolla – Homecoming Freestyle
I get home from a nice bit of grocery shopping and what do I see in my inbox? This awesome’ness that is in the form of video. I def wasn’t expecting this right now. Good shit Ye. And they say Chi city…