Toppa Top 10: Kanye West’s Most Jamaican Moments

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June 18, 2013


8. โ€œLooking For Troubleโ€ feat. Pusha T, Cyhi The Prynce, J.Cole and Big Sean (2010)
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Kanyeโ€™s Jamaican Moment:ย โ€œLooking For Troubleโ€ samplesย Steel Pulse‘s โ€œBlues Dance Raidโ€

Leading up to the release of his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album, Kanye released a new track every week as part of his GOOD Friday campaign, celebrating the camaraderie he was enjoying creating with everyone from his GOOD. Music team to Ryan Leslie to Lloyd Banks. He found the perfect lineup for this posse cut, leading with noted dancehall and Jamaican culture enthusiast Pusha T.ย “Looking For Trouble” turned out to be perfect marriage of the beat and Pushaโ€™s style. While the beat samples Steel Pulse’s “Blues Dance Raid,” (an OG reggae track previously used by the Heatmakerz on Cam’Ron’s “Bubble Music”), hustling historian Pusha shouts out the Shower Posse, namedropping the Jamaican crew’s then newly deceased leader, Vivian Blake.