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Kanye West, 'Monster' Feat. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross -- New Song

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Kanye West drops 'Monster,' a new song featured on his upcoming five-song collaboration EP with Jay-Z entitled, 'Watch the Throne.'

Not only does Brooklyn-bred hip-hop mogul Jay-Z grace us with a "monster" verse, Bon Iver, Rick Ross and even Young Money's femme fatale Nicki Minaj spit out littered expletives, warning the hip-hop scene of their merciless, "monster no good blood sucker" actions.

While West provides the catchy hook, Indie folk rock outfit Bon Iver frame the song; a hoarse, yet full-bodied layered verse introducing a 'Thriller'-like spook setting: "Whoa, just another lonely night / Are you willing to sacrifice your life?"

Meanwhile, Rick Ross introduces hip-hop's intimidation: "As you run through my jungle all you hear is rumbles / Kanye West sample, here's one for example."

Jay-Z even legitimately compares himself to "Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong Lochness, Goblin, Ghoul, a zombie with no conscience," but it's Nicki Minaj's verse that has people talking. Varying not only her vocal delivery, Minaj effortlessly changes personas mid-lines, confidently saying, "let me get this straight wait I'm the rookie / but my features and my shows ten times your pay? / 50k for a verse, no album out! / Yeah my money's so tall that my barbie's gotta climb it" closing off with a fierce "I'm a muthaf---ing monster!"

'Monster' marks the first installment of the G.O.O.D. Friday series, where West promises a new song every Friday until Christmas. West and Jay-Z's team-up on the 'Power' remix is expected to be on the EP as well.

'Monster' is also one of 10 or so tracks Kanye recorded with new bestie and indie-folk singer Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Possibly several of those collaborations will be on Kanye's upcoming, untitled album out Nov. 16.

To hear 'Monster,' tune in to AOL Radio's New Hip-Hop First station.


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