Is “I Am a God (Feat. God)” by Kanye West the greatest song ever?
Industrial and electronic lurching, urging, throbbing omnipotent hip hop.
Dancehall vocal sample and paranoid sawtooth synths over a deep pulsing bass as Kanye West furiously raps about loyalty, respect, threesomes, and, yes, croissants. Beyond arrogance into undeniable greatness. The skipped pause. The screams.
Written by Kanye with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Thomas Bangalter, Ross Birchard, Justin Vernon, Malik Jones, Che Smith, Cydel Young, Elon Rutberg, Mike Dean, Derrick Watkins, Clifton Bailey, Harvel Hart, Anand Bakshi and Rahul Burman. Produced by Kanye, Mike Dean #MWA and Daft Punk with the devilish Rick Rubin adding authenticity to the vocals.
Kanye debuted “I Am a God” by performing it live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in May 2013. It was the third track from his breathtaking sixth studio album, “Yeezus”.
Hurry up with my damn massage.
Hurry up with my damn ménage.
Get the Porsche out the damn garage.
I am a God.