Kanye West – All of The Lights ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi

Turn up the lights in here baby
Extra bright, I want y’all to see this
Turn up the lights in here, baby
You know what I need
Want you to see everything
Want you to see all of the lights
If you want it you can get it for the rest of your life
Something wrong
I hold my head
MJ gone…our nigga dead!
I slapped my girl, she called the feds
I did that time and spent that bread
I’m heading home, I’m almost there
I’m on my way, heading up the stairs
To my surprise, a nigga replacing me
I had to take ’em to that ghetto university
Restraining order
Can’t see my daughter
Her mother, brother, grandmother hate me in that order
Public visitation
We met at Borders
Told her she take me back
I’ll be more supportive
I made mistakes
I bump my head
Courts suck me dry
I spent that bread
She need a daddy
Baby please, can’t let her grow up in that ghetto university
Unemployment line, credit card declined
Did I not mention I was about to lose my mind?
(my mind, my mind, my mind)
And also was about to do that line
Okay, okay, you know we going all the way this time
(this time, this time, this time)
We going all the way this time
I tried to tell you but all I could say is ohhhh

This song has an eclectic mix of vocals for a hip-hop track, featuring – Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Tony Williams, The-Dream, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Elly Jackson (of La Roux), Alicia Keys, Elton John, Fergie, Ryan Leslie, Drake, Alvin Fields, and Ken Lewis. Phew!
Its also the only hip-hop video I know of which features a discretionary warning that the video “potentially triggers seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy”. Only Hype Williams can come up with something this crazy (read: original)!


'Cinema' drops 4.26.11 – Karsh Kale's new album (Finally!)

It’s been forever since we heard anything awesome from Karsh Kale. His last work was with Anoushka Shankar (Breathing Under Water) and that seems ages ago, what with Bollywood keeping him & the Punditz busy. Vishal Vaid is back after a hiatus as well, so this is gonna be a return to Karsh’s desi fusion roots (I hope)!

Music Photography

Karsh Kale & DJ Zakhm

Asian Massive in the house!