Kanye West Releases Funky "Lord Lord Lord"

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Kanye West
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Daniel Burgess

For the last few weeks, Kanye West has been teasing songs from his upcoming fifth album (due this fall), and now he's unveiled the latest track: "Lord Lord Lord," which finds West teaming up with Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, and Charlie Wilson.

The track is the latest in West's GOOD Fridays series, where the rapper will unveil a new song online every week, although West has had trouble keeping up with the weekly pace. West, who posted the track on Saturday morning, was still working with Beatz on his contribution late into Friday night. "Swizz laying his verse," West Tweeted. "It's almost midnight."

The track appeared online at 1:46 AM on Saturday; download it for free here.

Despite the last-minute recording sessions, "Lord Lord Lord" sounds polished: the seven-minute psychedelic-funk groove comes on like a long-lost Curtis Mayfield tune and each rapper takes his time rhyming over the laid-back bass-and-drums vamp. "I got lines better than niggas albums, plural," West boasts. "King of the urban, make your shit sound rural."

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