Listen to an Unreleased Version of Kanye West’s “Bound 2″


Last night at a concert in Leeds, UK, Yeezus contributor Hudson Mohawke dropped an unreleased version of Kanye West‘s love song to Kim Kardashian, “Bound 2.” The three-and-a-half minute track only features Kanye’s first verse, with some lines cut like “Rock Forever 21 but just turned 30,” and a few added. It’s also decidedly more atmospheric with an extended outro. Compare both below. The title of the Yeezus track, “Bound 2,” suggests that there was at least one earlier version — this could be the original “Bound.”

POSTED February 16, 2014 2:24PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (6) TAGS: ,




  1. Emilio says:

    The title “Bound 2″ is more likely a reference to the source track of the song’s main sample, Ponderosa Twins Plus One’s “Bound”.

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  3. lettuce says:

    is that kiss from a rose by seal at the end?!?!?!?! #COOL !!

  4. M says:

    he played this at the Numbers Bday party in december, the majority of the first part uses the sample from Charlie Wilson’s part, “Aeroplane (Reprise) – Wee”, it didn’t have any drums though when i heard it so that bits new. I’m guessing this is prob closer to the original idea or a stripped down version so maybe it is in effect “Bound 1″.

  5. ALECS says:

    Love the production on this, that outro is bliss. Would love to hear it properly.

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