Stream Never Let Me Down (feat. and Ivy was initially like: "Stop bullshitting", before Coodie played it for him over the phone from Record Plant in Hollywood, California. But this is more than just my road to redemption, As long as I'm in Polo smiling, they think they got me, But this pimp is at the top of Mount Olympus, We make 'em say ho 'cause the game is so pimpish, She told the director she tryna get in a school, It's been a while since I watched the tube, I was looking at my resume, feeling real fresh today. Oh no, you'll never let me down. No more chances, if you blow this, you bogus. I'm always so surprised that this song is never in the discussion for best Kanye songs. underrated as fuck, “I treat the cash the way the government treats AIDS [Chorus: Kanye West] When it comes to being true, at least true to me. top 100 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West. Yeah Grandmamma I told you I wasn't let you down Oh baby I told you I wasn't gonna let this rap game change me, Right Just Listen-- Kanye West - Never Let You Down Lyrics | MetroLyrics Watch this tutorial to get started playing "Never Let You Down"! 7 months ago. Lyrics to 'Never Let You Down' by Kanye West. C'mon.) While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or advanced piano players, players of all skill levels can play along. I won’t be satisfied til all my niggas get it”, While listening to this song I have realized that in Kanye’s 3rd verse matched his freestyle on Hot97 with Pusha T. Doesn’t matter if it was written on not the verse is still amazing regardless… It’s Kanye for Yeezus Sake. Below you can read the song lyrics of Never Let Me Down by Kanye West, found in Album College Dropout released by Kanye West in 2004. [3] At the time, Ivy had feelings of excitement about being on the record, not only because of: 'knowing that [West] was taking off to superstardom at the time', but also because he thought of Jay as: 'one of the greatest of all time'. At least true to me (that's right, it's what I do. Lyrics to 'Never Let Me Down' by Kanye West. [28] Ivy blogged in celebration of The College Dropout's 13th anniversary on February 10, 2017 and shared the original page with his lyrics scribbled down, alongside various notes. (feat. I told you I wasn't let you down Oh baby I told you I wasn't gonna let this rap game change me, Right Just Listen--When it comes to being true At least true to me One thing I've found One thing I've found Oh no-you never let me down Down Get up I get (down) Get up I get (down) Get up I get (down) Get up I get (down) Get up I get (down) Oh no, you'll never let me down (no, I ain't never let you down) Relève-toi je (suis à tes côtés) Down. The chorus is such a damn vibe. [14], On February 13, 2014, a video surfaced online from 2003 of West rapping his verse to Pharrell in the studio, as well as singing along with the sample and Pharrell clearly showed excitement after hearing the rap from him. Oh no, you'll never let me down. Kanye West. It's not funny anymore, try different jokes, And kiss the ring while they at it, do my thing while I got it, Act like I ain't had a belt in two classes, 'Cause the same people that tried to blackball me, I done copped Timbs, lived in lenses, kid, Armani suits, fresh fruits, Bally boots, and Benzes, Not for nothing, I've forseen it, I dreamed it, “Gorgeous” sees Kanye describing the ugly nature of social injustice in America, ironically calling the nation “gorgeous” because of it. C'mon.) [10], The first of the two verses by Jay is recycled from his 2002 song "Hovi Baby" (Remix), whilst the last is an entirely new verse. [13] The 2002 car accident involving West is referenced by him with the line: "I know I got angels watching me from the other side", which is a subject he mostly touches on in debut single "Through the Wire". Kanye West Never Let Me Down Lyrics [Intro:] Yeah Grandmama Told you I won't let you down Told you I won't let this rap game change me, right? [18] Rob Mitchum of Pitchfork felt negatively about Jay's contributions too, labelling his appearance as him "already sounding groggy from retirement". [9] However, it was also revealed by Bolton that he didn't know who Kanye and Jay were when he first found out that they were trying to license "Maybe It's the Power of Love", until his daughters told him: "They're like the biggest rappers in the business, dad." Some of the best verses on any track, this and gorgeous. C'mon.) [5][6] When the album was released, West referenced featuring artist Jay-Z in the booklet's list of 'Thanx' by crediting: 'Jay 4 blowin me up'. [19] Jay's content was viewed as paling in comparison to that of West by Dave Heaton of PopMatters, since he described the song as "where Jay-Z rhymes about attaining status and power, Kanye one-ups him with a show-stopping attack on racism and meditation on death". Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon initially had no interest to feature on the track. Oh no, you never let me down Get up, I get down, get up, I get down Get up, I get down, get up, I get down Get up, I get down, get up, I get down We're all here for a reason on a particular path You don't need a curriculum to know that you are part of the math Cats think I'm delirious but I'm so damn serious Never Let You Down Kanye West. [4] After penning his verse, Ivy called Coodie and rapped to him over the phone, then he put Ivy on speaker phone to rap his verse again once Coodie went in the other room with people in it and the people in there reacted positively to Ivy's verse - this led to him rapping it over, over, over and over again to them. Is hip-hop just a euphemism for a new religion? [8] The verse being performed by Ivy for this opener was appropriate, since he considers it to be a poem. [11] Ivy's verse is a poem that he wrote in a notebook, which Ivy claimed was something that he turned to God and prayed for. [29], "The Making of Kanye West's "The College Dropout, "Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History", "J. Ivy talks poetry and dealing with emotions", "Kanye's Early 'College Dropout' Tracklist Will Blow Your Mind", "Michael Bolton Recalls Clearing A Sample For Kanye West's And Jay Z", "Michael Bolton Admits "I Didn't Know Who Jay Z and Kanye West When They Licensed My Song, "10 Other People Kanye West Should Apologize to in 2015", "Here's Definitive Proof That Kanye's "Through the Wire" Accident Wasn't Faked", "Kanye West Raps "Never Let Me Down" For Pharrell For The First Time", "15 Things You Didn't Know About Kanye West's "The College Dropout, "Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Review", "Kanye West: The College Dropout Album Review", "I love every Kanye West album – so I've ranked them, from great to really great", "Kanye West - College Dropout: Video Anthology", Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom), I Get Money (Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Never_Let_Me_Down_(Kanye_West_song)&oldid=994115850, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Songwriters: Kanye West, Shawn Carter, James Richardson, Michael Bolton, Bruce Kulick, Recorders: Gimel "Guru" Keaton, Anthony Kilhoffer, Brent Kolanto, Jacelyn Parry, Rabeka Tunei, This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 04:19. When you look at him, you can tell that he still has that whole hip-hop thing in his bones. Oh, Baby (hahaha) Turn the mother fuckin' music up When it comes to being true At least true to me (that's right, it's what I do. In an interview with MTV, Cudi revealed that he had to lie in order to get on the song: ‘Gorgeous’ was one of those records that, as soon as I heard the beat, I was like, ‘Man, this is the one.‘ […] I came up to him, and I was like, ‘Man, are you working on this record? level 2. This track is pure gold. I will never ever let you live this down, down, down. Never Let You Down lyrics: Oh baby When it comes to being true, at least true to me One thing I found, one thing I found Oh no, you never let me down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down … Music critics mostly had praise for it, but tended to view Jay's appearance in a negative light. No more chances, if you blow this, you bogus. level 1. Kanye West Lyrics. Within the song, one verse is included from West and so is one from Ivy, whose verse is a poem, whilst Jay has two verses. Never Let Me Down is a 1987 album by David Bowie. I will never ever let you live this down, down, down. ], Ain't no question if I want it, I need it, Got caught with thirty rocks, the cop look like Alec Baldwin, Inter-century anthems based off inner-city tantrums, And at the airport, they check all through my bag, This the real world, homie, school finished, I treat the cash the way the government treats AIDS. West reclusively worked with artists he was familiar with during his time in Hawaii, leading to Kid Cudi singing the chorus. And what's a Black Beatle anyway, a fuckin' roach? Yeah Grandmamma I told you I wasn't let you down Oh baby. [3], On the original track list of The College Dropout, "Never Let Me Down" was number fourteen, instead of number eight as it stands on the official release. [1] Within the song, one verse is included from West and so is one from Ivy, whose verse is a poem, whilst Jay has two verses. [22], HotNewHipHop placed it at number 48 on their list of West's 50 best songs. Never Let Me Down (Cinematic) Lyrics. sponsored links. I cant stop listening to it. Lyrics for Never Let You Down by Kanye West. [1] Despite a music video never being released, part of the song is played during the ending of the second version of three videos for West's 2004 single "Jesus Walks", which comes one position before it on the album's track list. I will never ever let you live this down, down, down. [15] The verse was actually recorded by West on the night of the Madison Square Garden show by Jay that he wasn't invited to. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. [1], On March 22, 2005, The College Dropout Video Anthology was released, which features a bonus audio CD with a cinematic version of "Never Let Me Down" as a track on it. In 2011, Billboard listed the song as the second greatest collaboration between Kanye and Jay. "Never Let Me Down" by Kanye West feat. One thing I've found, one thing I found. Ivy revealed that he originally knew West from Chicago, but was reintroduced to him in Jersey shortly before they collaborated on the track. [Verse 1: Kanye West] Penitentiary chances, the devil dances. This production is so chill and Raekwon’s verse is amazing. Are you working on this beat?’ He goes, ‘Yeah, do you got an idea for it?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I might.’ I didn’t. In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Kanye West's "Never Let You Down," in the key of e minor, on the piano. Paul Cantor of Billboard had mixed views towards the song, describing Jay's presence as being where he "phones in a verse about making number one albums", but praising the rest of it for being "about overcoming racism and undefeatable odds". [Jay-Z] Oh, Baby (hahaha) Turn the mother fuckin' music up. [15] Ivy's appearance on it has been regarded as one of the most significant moments of his career. Get up, I get down, get up, I get down. I was lying like a motherfucker…. "Never Let Me Down" is a song by American rapper and producer Kanye West, that features Jay-Z and J. Ivy, from West's debut studio album The College Dropout (2004). Jay-Z, J-Ivy) When it comes to being true, at least true to me. Music critics mostly had praise for it, but tended to view Jay's appearance in a negative light. "[21] It was viewed by Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine as being one of the album tracks where West "proves he can flow with the best of them". When it comes to being true. [26], The video of West rapping "Never Let Me Down" to Pharrell from 2003 actually surfaced online within the same week as the tenth anniversary of The College Dropout and it was regarded as a classic track by this point. Not for nothing, I've foreseen it, I dreamed it. [27] West's lyrics: "I get down for my grandfather/Who took my mama/Made her sit in that seat where white folks didn't want us to eat/At the tender age of six, she was arrested for the sit-ins/And with that in my blood, I was born to be different" were viewed by Spin in 2014 as showing "heavenly inspiration and scrappy determination", which was claimed for West to still be showing nine years later in his 2013 track "I Am a God". Regarding the collaboration, Raekwon said: The first thing I can tell you about Kanye West is that he’s a hard worker. One thing I've found, one thing I found. About Never Let Me Down "Never Let Me Down" is a song by American rapper and producer Kanye West, that features Jay-Z and J. Ivy, from West's debut studio album The College Dropout (2004). Never Let You Down Lyrics. [3], "Never Let Me Down" received positive reviews from the majority of music critics, though most tended to have praise for West's work and express negativity towards Jay's contributions. Relève-toi je (suis à tes côtés) Get up I get (down) ... top 100 All Falls Down Kanye West. In 2011, Bil… I told him he had to put J. Ivy on it." I can feel it slowly drifting away from me. [2][17] When it comes to Jay's appearance on the track, John Monopoly revealed that he recorded for it literally two days before mastering of the featuring album - however, Jay had confirmed to give West a feature before it was even known which track he'd be part of. [8], Information taken from The College Dropout liner notes. [12] Within the verse, West raps the line: "Racism’s still alive, they just be concealin' it", which went on to be one of his most quoted lyrics. When it comes to being true At least true to me (that's right, it's what I do. "Never Let Me Down". The song has managed to develop a significant legacy over time, despite never being released as a single. [2] He got a call from Coodie at 11pm on December 7, 2002 about being part of the song, in which Coodie said to him: "J, you need to get to L.A. Kanye got this song with him and Jay Z and he wants to put a poet on it. -- (Chorus)--. It was released as the album's eight track, produced solely by West … [4] The lines rapped in West's verse: "Nothing sad as that day my girl's father passed away/So I promised to Mr. Rainey I'm gonna marry your daughter" mark a promise that he didn't keep, since the rapper went on to marry Kim Kardashian in 2014 rather than Sumeke Rainey. Oh baby When it comes to being true, at least true to me One thing I found, one thing I found Oh no, you never let me down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Yo, first I snatched the streets then I snatched the charts [3] It was revealed by Tarry Torae that West set up a little studio section in his living room during the recording of "Never Let Me Down" and Torae ended up recording two or three songs in the night of this session, one of which was "My Way" which ended up on West's mixtape Freshmen Adjustment (2004). [7][6] Ivy performed a poetry style rendition of his verse for the Season 5 opener of Russell Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry in 2006, which was only performed live and never part of any release by the rapper. [16] Ivy rapped his verse on speaker phone to West and others on December 7, 2002, then flew over to Hollywood to join them in recording via West's request. 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