Twista feat. Kanye West, “Alright”

14 Jul

From Shake Zulu:

iTunes bonus track off Twista’s new album, Category F5, which is available now.

Co-produced by Kanye and No I.D. Download it here. Lyrics and reaction beyond the jump.

First and foremost, this beat is fire. Kanye’s got those taiko drums from 808s hammering away, Dion’s got a sweet little keyboard line anchoring everything, the chorus is one word echoed so it sounds like Klingon or something, and the synths, in burbles throughout and gauzy sheets in the outro, makes this massive.

But the lyrics aren’t just there for decoration, either: Kanye’s the best non-Slaughterhouse rapper currently rapping, and the “I could skate myself” and “I’ll make this bitch Katrina” punchlines hit hard, plus Twista does normal-speed nonsense that sounds fantastic over this beat.

Fun fact: “Alright” has 224 instances of the word “alright.” And they’re all dope.

Lyrics:

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On a scale of one to ten, what you rate yourself
Here’s some champagne, hydrate yourself
I know I’m lookin’ good, you lookin’ great yourself
I mean you shittin’ on these bitches, you should hate yourself
My style so cold I could skate myself
But I go so hard I could make it melt
I mean the flow so solar every bar
Could power an electric car
My, my, my, whips is side-by-side
He just talkin’, mine’s outside
Do you mind if I, take you on a test, do you have all-wheel drive?
And if that baby purr, I’m gonna baby her
Bitches gon’ hate and maybe worse
‘Cause your ice so brrr I copped you a baby fur
Just to work, I know you was on pur-pur
But this is a whole new arena
See, niggas come by talkin’ bout they make it rain
I’ll make that bitch Katrina
Mr. Kanye Omari, with my entourage, no Ari
And a motorcycle jacket, no Harley
She said dude, that’s cool
Gnarly

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Twista where you at?
Abracadabra, did he vanish?
Hurry up and come out
But I ain’t want to panic
I say that I’m in the zone
But they don’t understand it
Physically I’m here but mentally I’m on another planet
And it only kinda made ’em look at me like I was stupider
Now they askin’ which planet, is it Jupiter?
So I let the money show ’cause I know stacks could talk
I’m mackin’ on bitches with my intergalactic thoughts
In my Mercedes Benz
Pull up on a chick and holla at her and her lady friends
Like as rich as an Arabian
I’m kickin’ pure flows
Euros they pay me in
For what I put together in the dungeon
I’m lookin’ for a UK chick with a nice onion
Never beat it up like Paul Bunyan
And I can’t believe they let an American werewolf in London
Especially when drinking Gs with a tonic
Steady be trippin’ while smokin’ on the hydroponic
When I spit it like this they be callin’ me bionic
Kanye with the Twist, nigga, how ironic
And I’m astonished haters don’t wanna see me on
They wanna know how Twista get the easy dome
Swag off the chain, 23s be chrome
Artful Dodgers with the Yeezys on
Gone

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I’m blowin’ on flame but yours is all white
And I’ma pull up in the Bentley all white
Step up in the club with nothing but all dykes
Sippin’ on some Louis and partyin’ all night
Phony-ass people, I don’t feel they demeanor
So I hop in the rocket and go and chill over Venus
One of rap’s heroes, who came from zero
Makin’ something out of nothing, call me Gilbert Arenas
Now I’m fuckin’ with divas that rock the stadiums
Blow my brains back ’til my face be numb
I am the shit: It don’t make me numb
Rockin’ wit a swagger like I got an eight-feet gun
And my flow be colossal ’cause I spit the impossible
Whether with rhythm or any tibble (?) I can do
See through a prism when I conquer an obstacle
And always get money no matter how illogical
I follow through because, uh

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3 Responses to “Twista feat. Kanye West, “Alright””

  1. Taofeek July 18, 2009 at 2:17 PM #

    So…on a the scale what ya’ll rate yoself?
    11 fo me

  2. Brittany Bee August 14, 2009 at 8:51 PM #

    The effin song is beyond dope !

  3. spiders September 21, 2009 at 7:33 PM #

    like the song but they could have done a little better than a one word chorus…

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