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Check out Yeezus's roots


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I realize we are six days into the Internet transformation into round-the-clock Yeezus coverage, but I promise this will be the last Yeezus-related thing I post here, at least for the rest of the week. (Unless something really interesting and Yeezus-y happens between now and then.)

Gianni Lee and Mike Blud are a couple of DJs who have a pretty compelling side hustle as sample trainspotters. Whenever a big rap record comes out, it's usually only a matter of a few days before the pair have assembled a compilation of the original source material that it samples. In the past they've given the treatment to Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Long.Live.A$AP, and the Cruel Summer compilation from Kanye's GOOD Music label. So it's not surprising that they did the same for Yeezus.

If, like some of us, you've been listening to the album back-to-back-to-back for the past week, you should enjoy hearing some of its building blocks in their basic form. But even if you hate Kanye/Yeezus/people talking about Yeezus on the Internet, it's entirely possible that you can enjoy the compilation on its own as a satisfyingly random collection of interesting music, from Hungarian prog rock and Bollywood soundtracks to old-school rap music and futuristic dancehall.

You can download the compilation here.

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