One of my favorite pastimes is peeping off-season remixes by Kanye West
, where he drops verses that are often better than the ones on his official projects. Here he hops on Rihanna's "Diamonds" and does just that, with a verse that's reminiscent of Kanye's earlier, more joyful College Dropout
days ("And we made through the hurricane/So celebrate, light the mary jane!"). If, like me, you only like this song when Rihanna's in front of a green screen
, then don't worry about listening to the last two minutes of this remix - it's just a replay of the original.
Stream it below.