Toppa Top 10: Kanye West’s Most Jamaican Moments

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June 18, 2013

10. GOOD Music, โ€œThe Morningโ€ feat. D’Banj, Raekwon, Common, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Cyhi The Prynce and Kid Cudi (2012)

Kanyeโ€™s Jamaican Moment: GOOD Music’s โ€œThe Morningโ€ interpolates Yellowman’s โ€œI’m Getting Marriedโ€

Kanye has quietly pulled from Jamaican music periodically throughout his career, but last year’s GOOD Music compilation album Cruel Summer was where the producer (or at least his collaborators and co-producers) really made it a consistent presence, with inclusions both explicit (“Mercy”) and subtle (“I Don’t Like (Remix”). “The Morning” is so toploaded with big names (Common, Raekwon, 2 Chainz) that people sometimes forget to mention D’Banj, but the Nigerian vocalist gave the tune a memorable and unusual twist with his interpolation of the melody from Yellowman’s early ’80s dancehall classic “I’m Getting Married.”