Kanye West ft. Kendrick Lamar - "No More Parties in L.A."
Release date: January 18, 2016
Years before releasing “No More Parties in LA” on The Life of Pablo, Kanye West recorded the song while in the process of making My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Though it never made the final cut for 2010’s MBDTF, it appears the one thing Kanye felt like he was missing was a verse from Kendrick Lamar.
We couldn’t be more grateful that this record finally saw the light of day. With over six minutes divided between just the two of them, both Kanye and Kendrick have ample time to go off the rails and tell stories about the materialism that becomes second nature after too much time in Los Angeles. Though Kendrick admits that the L.A. lifestyle is “damaging for you,” he can’t help but give into it. His verse digs deeper into “The Recipe” he’s referenced before—the three W’s (women, weed, and weather) make L.A. irresistible to everyone. The tempo of his flow mimics the fast-paced party environment of the city, and shows just how quickly everything can come and go.