The chorus for Kanye's emotional new song "Runaway": Let's have a toast for the douchebags/ Let's have a toast for the assholes/ Let's have a toast for the scumbags/ Every one of them that I know. Dipset's Cam'ron and Jim Jones are, of course, some of rap's most lovable assholes (in a different way than Kanye), so the fact that they released a freestyle dissing Kanye over his own beat is not just creative synergy, it seems like exactly what Kanye would have wanted. They essentially piss asshole all over his track, rapping Calvins on plinky piano, while making their own emotional toasts to the impoverished, the incarcerated and the otherwise indisposed. It's a complete flip of 'Ye's contradictory impulses, turning his ego-apology writ large into somber introspection laced with murking and slanging. Everyone's flawed, y'all. Cheers. Check Jim Jones' new video for "Legends" after the jump.
September 16, 2010