Kanye West Releasing Emo Synth Remix of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black"

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Remember the last time Kanye sang from his heart?
For a while there, Kanye West was the least popular man on Earth.

But his career didn't start off that way. In fact, if you told Crossfade that the fresh-faced and manic MC who released that crazy-ass "Jesus Walks" single would one day be the bonafide sultan of swag, we would have made our skeptical face, which consists of crossed-eyes and our tongue hanging limp from the left side of our mouth.

His debut album, The College Dropout, had critics raving about hip-hop's own face, finally refreshed with sensitivity and emotion. Everything Kanye has done since, though, has confirmed that rap's mug looks less like a baby's and more like a Roman Emperor sick with power.

The outlandishly cocky statements, the repeat award show crashings ... Kanye West is a bonafide, self-obsessed anti-hero and his latest grab for attention -- a tribute to the recently deceased Amy Winehouse -- promises to be especially annoying.



Winehouse's "Back to Black" was one of two big singles -- alongside breakout hit "Rehab" -- that catapulted the ill-fated R&B-slash-soul vocalist to the top. The song and its accompanying video capture her aesthetic mission with utmost accuracy: black and white with cigarette smoke lingering and everyone dressed to the nines. To be frank, it's the flyest funeral procession maybe ever.



West has been telling the world that on his redux of Winehouse's now-classic track he'll be "singing from the heart -- with synthesizers." Hey, let's read that again: singing from the heart -- with synthesizers. Oh, great, Ye! Something new and different! And this time you might get a few extra Twitter hash tags for piggybacking on Amy Winehouse's death.

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Treez93
Treez93

Lol! You're supposed to be some sort of music critic, yet you bash something you have never heard. Obviously MDTF went completely over your head. The extended version of Runaway, where he actually DID sing from the heart on synthesizers, was nothing short of brilliance. It was a beautiful yet tragic sound that was inspiring, at least according to the majority of critics that actually listen to music before trashing it. I'm sure this remix will be nothing short of amazing. Please sit down, the class is tired of hearing your opinion.

trololol
trololol

fool, preira is a bonafide journalist who produces bonafide bangers for crossfade from his laptop at starbux, where he is a bonafide regular.

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson

This response was awesome too! The author of this article is stupid

Steve
Steve

808's and Heartbreaks went double platinum and "Love Lockdown" was named Song of the Year by Time magazine. This song should be somewhat anticipated. 

Good job hopping on the Kanye-hating bandwagon. I'll just be over here, thinking for myself.

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