Kanye West Drops "Real Friends", Teases "No More Parties in LA" with Kendrick Lamar

Co-produced by West, Boi-1da, and Madlib
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Today on Twitter, Kim Kardashian-West wrote, “Friiiiiiday!!!! New music!!!! #EveryFriday#Swish#RealFriends,” suggesting that her husband, Kanye West, would release a new song from his upcoming album Swish called “Real Friends”—and he has. He’s also shared a preview for a song called “No More Parties in LA” that features Kendrick Lamar. Drake’s number one guy Boi-1da co-produced “Real Friends” with Kanye, and Madlib had a hand in producing “No More Parties”.  

Listen here. On New Years Eve he shared another track called “FACTS”

Update #4: It’s finally back on SoundCloud! Also: Ty Dolla Sign says he’s on “Real Friends”. 

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Update #3: Pitchfork reports: “Kanye has explained that it was removed because "there was a slight distortion in the main loop within 'Real Friends'," and will be "back up shortly." He added, "When it’s back up all rippers please rip the new one instead."”

Update #2: Here is a working stream. It’s the complete opposite of (abject failure) “FACTS”.

Update #1: The track seems to have been taken off SoundCloud, but Kanye’s tweet remains, suggesting this is only a temporary delay.

Kanye West appears to be on schedule to release a new song every Friday, harking back to 2010’s G.O.O.D. Fridays, when West dropped a new song every Friday until the release of his landmark LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Perhaps that means next Friday we’ll get “No More Parties in LA” in full.