Does Kanye West Have a Secret Stash of Beats?

Consequence Kanye West

The other day, perpetual underdog Consequence released “Everybody Told Me,” a track produced by Kanye West, into the world. It’s a good enough song—Consequence’s voice is soft around the edges, which gives everything he does a strange sense of relaxed urgency, like when it’s raining and sunny at the same time. The beat is great, but it also sounds nothing like anything else Kanye has produced since Late Registration. The possible reasons behind this are all pretty standard in music: he tailored it specifically for Consequence, who now exists in the GOOD music stable as a sort of “Old Kanye” for those that aren’t into the newer, Super-ego version. Alternately, it could actually just be some old shit ’Ye had laying around on a Zip Drive that he almost threw out because whoops! Zip Drives. The third option is that Kanye West, always prescient, knew that one day he would be too famous to just lay in the cut and produce for other dudes and made thousands of great beats knowing that one day he’d want to hand them out to his friends like candy corn. Let’s be real though, it’s probably just that he found it on an old iMac and threw it Consequence’s way. If you’re one of those people that misses the more humble Kanye that rapped over organic sounding stuff, “Everybody Told Me” is what you’re looking for.

Stream: Consequence, “Everybody Told Me” (Prod. by Kanye West)

POSTED April 29, 2011 11:15AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (9) TAGS: , ,




  1. John Stapleton says:

    Strong Wu Tang – “Hollow Bones” vibe off this beat

  2. Sam Hockley-Smith says:

    Whoa you’re right, that would probably explain why I like it so much

  3. yt says:

    or: samples were opportunity costed, new artist ads value to album having ye’s beats (even if middling)

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  5. TEAMTHINK says:

    More likely: this is probably just one of the album tracks they had recorded for Consequence’s “big time debut album” a few years back, that no longer realistically seems like it’s ever going to actually get released, so now he’s leaking tracks to get a buzz…

  6. Abornewords says:

    No lie a lot of beats I heard lately sounded just like something I would go in on all the way 100, but since I’m super creative I want it to come out raw just like it was created and I respect the people who I’m working with and I really want us to grow together and get better and better. That’s when the true creative process can be appreciated. To go outside of that would be like yo mama spitting on you or something. Every child not go be like they daddy. Kids have to learn too.

  7. Cale says:

    some say perpetual underdog, others say king of the weed carriers…

  8. abgohard says:

    lol Dark Nite {420}

  9. chronwell says:

    Cons’ new mixtape is called Movies on Demand 2. It Knocks!