Kanye West Relaunches G.O.O.D. Fridays, Unleashes ‘Real Friends’ + Previews ‘No More Parties in L.A.’
Kanye West has reintroduced G.O.O.D. Fridays ahead of his forthcoming album Swish, and for today’s (Jan. 8) installment, the rapper dropped “Real Friends” and a preview of the Kendrick Lamar-featured “No More Parties in L.A.”
Soon after sharing the track, West took it down, citing “a slight distortion in the main loop within ‘Real Friends,’” but promised it would “be back up shortly.” He’s since tweeted that the correct version is back up on his website. That's the ripped "slightly distorted" version below:
“Real Friends” features a sample by Frank Dukes and Boi-1da and drum programming by Havoc. The “No More Parties in L.A.” excerpt kicks in around the 4:10 mark. That track was produced by Madlib, features Lamar and samples Ghostface Killah’s “Mighty Healthy” (which West also used in “New Good Flow”). "Real Friends" follows on the heels of "Facts," which West dropped on New Year's Eve.
West’s wife Kim Kardashian hinted West would relaunch his G.O.O.D. Fridays series in a tweet. West last doled out new tracks every Friday for three months ahead of the release of his 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. If history repeats itself, Swish could land as soon as this spring!