Kanye West Mulls Loneliness, Luxury on The Game’s ‘Mula’
Kanye West provides a hype hook on “Mula,” a new track from the Game set to appear on the Los Angeles rapper’s upcoming double album The Documentary 2, which arrives October 9th.
Produced by West and Sevn Thomas, “Mula” is centered around a sample of Phantogram’s “Fall in Love,” and Sarah Barthel’s vocals waft ominously beneath hard trap percussion. Over that washed out melange, the Game spits a torrent of clever, vicious braggadocio, referencing NBA great Alonzo Mourning and Alonzo Harris — Denzel Washington’s character in Training Day — in the same breath, and later boasting about trading in his Jordan sneakers for fresh Yeezys (“No lie, J’s on / Take these motherfuckers off and throw some Ye’s on”).
West, for his part, makes a quick Eazy-E-referencing cameo in the second verse, but otherwise handles vocal duties on the chorus. He periodically matches the sample of Barthel’s vocals, but delivers a punchy, straining hook that — in classic Yeezy form — finds him mulling the loneliness and luxury that comes with all that mula.
West is one of numerous high-profile guests set to appear on the Game’s highly anticipated sequel to his 2005 debut. Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Ab-Soul, Diddy, Will.i.am, Fergie, Future and Q-Tip are all set to appear, as is Dr. Dre, who also served as executive producer.
Prior to “Mula,” the Game shared the Future-featuring “Dedicated,” as well as “100,” with Drake. In the video for the latter, the Game gives the Toronto rapper a tour of Compton, highlighting both the struggle and sense of community that define his hometown.
As for West, the musician remains tight-lipped about the progress of his new album, Swish. While he debuted another new track, “Fade,” at the New York Fashion Week show for his Yeezy Season 2 line, the rapper has yet to announce a release date or more details about the Yeezus follow-up.