Hip-hop's about as collaborative a genre as you can find, and nobody understands strength in numbers quite like DJ Kalhed
. The popular beat mixer scrounged up a couple dozen of the hottest names in hip-hop as he crafted his latest album, Kiss the Ring
, which is to be released 8/21 via We the Best Music Group, Terror Squad Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records.
Despite the usual swagga on display in the track -- complete with confident promises of makin' it rain like a hurricane-- the rappers describe a dark dystopia. Kalhed's accompanying beats round out the Gothic, almost apocalyptic tone of the song. Kanye gets straight up existential, wondering out-loud: "We believe in God, but do God believe in us?" Your guess is as good as mine, dude, but I got a feeling a lot of fans are going to love hearing these hip hop deities try to figure it out. Check out the track:
And check out Kanye's own thoughts on who God might be from today's "New God Flow" single.