First of all let us state the obvious, this track is on some serious rap shit. It wasn’t made for the clubs or the dance floors like Mercy. It’s more for perhaps doing crimes like a robbery or chopping up bricks of blow to wrap up and serve the streets (figuratively speaking that is). With all the coke references in the song, it makes me think these guys were doing bumps at Yeezy’s house, then got so high they achieved that champion “New God Flow.” At least that’s what it sounds like. I could be wrong though.
Anyways, once that first bass thud drops, it’s like the track purposely punches you in the gut right in time for Pusha T to murder yet another Good Music instrumental. This Ric Flair persona he’s taken on has really brought his lyrical competitiveness to a whole ‘nother level. It’s like on every verse he lays down he’s deliberately throwing subliminals out there for the internet to chew up. “Step on they necks till they cant breath, claim they 5 stars but sell you dreams.” And another one…”Fu*k em Ye, fu*k em Ye, I wouldn’t piss on that ni**a with grandmarnier.” Whooooo!
Subsequently, Kanye takes his turn on the mic. I’m sure Nate VanHook would enjoy this much talked about line, “Holdup…I ain’t trying to stunt man but the Yeezy’s jumped over the Jumpman.” You have to appreciate how Kanye continues producing a product so pure, pushing to surpass his own precedent year after year, album after album. I haven’t even mentioned the classic Ghostface Killah, Mighty Healthy sample on the chorus. The production appears to have some RZA influence, and that’s not hard to argue since Yeezy’s been mentored by him since his last solo studio opus, MBDTF. ‘Ye also produced new music for The Man With The Iron Fists, written, directed and starring the god himself, RZA. A justifiable hunch maybe. My one and only quarrel with “New God Flow” is the abysmal “I’m more fresher than all my foes” army chant. Definitely could have been cut right out. Other than that, this is the kind of music I can only hope for in 2012 and it proves why Good Music is truly really running circles around this rap shit. Cruel Summer is due out Aug 7th.