Song of the Week: Kanye West: Mama’s Boy

24 Jun

A couple weeks ago the song Mama’s Boy was leaked to the public, what was at the time thought to be Kanye’s long-awaited release of the final version of the song after he performed it acapella at the Facebook offices last year.  But late last week, Kanye’s publicist issued the following statement:

The version of the Kanye West recording “Mama’s Boy” that arrived on blog sites earlier this week is entirely bogus and unsanctioned, and violates the artist’s creative intentions. As is often the unfortunate case, an unknown party or parties got a hold of Kanye West’s vocal track and added their own soundbed to it, effectively and falsely releasing it as a Kanye West track from the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sessions. The result in no way resembles the final song Kanye West intended his fans to hear, and he is deeply disappointed that one of the most personal, meaningful and special songs he has ever written would reach people in this way. Needless to say, measures are being taken to identify and prosecute the persons responsible for leaking this material.”

Wow.  It’s pretty disappointing since whoever mixed this made it sound exactly like Kanye’s old stuff (ie anything before the last two albums.  This isn’t saying the last two aren’t also great; they are.  They’re just different).  Either way, the song is worth a listen since it is Kanye’s raw verse and it’s an awesome song regardless of who laid down the beat.

One Response to “Song of the Week: Kanye West: Mama’s Boy”


  1. Around The Web | - June 27, 2011

    […] Song Of The Week: Kanye West: Mama’s Boy [NationalSkirtDay] […]

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