Coverafbeelding Kanye West - Through The Wire
  • Statistieken
  •   7 weken
  •   23 piekpositie
  •   95 punten
  •   2004

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   08-06-1977
Land   Verenigde Staten

Kanye West (voluit Kanye Omari West) is een Amerikaanse rapper/zanger/producer. Hij heeft ook een eigen platenlabel (GOOD Music).

Hij is bekend geworden door het produceren, onder andere van het album 'The Blueprint' van Jay-Z, en diverse hitsingles van o.a. Alicia keys, Janet jackson en Ludacris.

In 2003 maakte hij zijn eerste singles, in 2004 verscheen zijn eerste album 'The College Dropout'. Sindsdien heeft hij nog 3 albums uitgebracht: 'Late registration' (2005), 'Graduation' (2007) en '808s & Heartbreak' (2008).

In april 2008 verschijnt American Boy in de Top 40, wat zijn grootste hit in ons land wordt. Op zijn lijst van Top 40-hits prijken, naast deze samenwerking met Estelle ook producties samen met Chris Martin, Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Katy Perry en Jay-Z.

In 2015 verschijnen twee samenwerkingen tussen West en Paul McCartney. Eerst Only One en vrij snel daarna ook FourFiveSeconds, een akoestische track waarop ook Rihanna te horen is. Die laatste wordt, na een afwezigheid van ruim twee-en-een-half jaar in de Top 40, zijn 11e hit. Het nummer komt op de tweede plaats en is daarmee de hoogst bereikte positie van West. In 2016 brengt Kanye West het album The Life Of Pablo uit, waarvan Famous de eerste single wordt.

Kanye krijgt te kampen met geestelijke gezondheidsproblemen. Zo breekt hij zijn tournee abrupt af. In 2018 dropt hij twee albums (Ye en Kids See Ghosts). In september schieten de aantallen op YouTube omhoog als hij de track I Love It uitbrengt, een samenwerking met Lil Pump.





In oktober 2019 verschijnt het album Jesus Is King, een muzikale geloofsbelijdenis van Kanye West die in 27 minuten zijn gevoelens in een gospel laat terugkomen. De track Follow God is een van de meest beluisterde tracks van het album.



Songtekst

Yo G they can't stop me from rapping can they?
Can they, huh?

Through the fire, to the limit, to the wall
For a chance to be with you, I'd gladly risk it all
Through the fire, through whatever come what may
For a chance at loving you, I'd take it all away
Right down through the wire, even through the fire

I spit it through the wire man
There's too much stuff on my heart right now man
I'll gladly risk it all right now
It's a life or death situation man
Y'all don't really understand how I feel right now man
It's your boy Kanye to the...
Chi-Town what's going on

I drink a boost for breakfast, and ensure for dessert
Somebody ordered pancakes I just sip the sizzurp
That right there could drive a sane man bizzerk
Not to worry Mr. H 2 the Izzo's back to wizzerk
How do you console my mom or give her light support?
Telling her your son's on life support
And just imagine how my girl feel
On the plane scared as hell that her guy look like Emmett Till
She was with me before the deal she been trying to be mine
She a delta so she been throwing them Dynasty signs
No use me tryin' to be lyin'
I been trying to be signed
Trying to be a millionaire
How I use two lifelines
In the same hospital where Biggie Smalls died
The doctor said I had blood clots
But I ain't Jamaican man
Story on MTV and I ain't trying to make a band
I swear this right here is history in the making man

Through the fire, to the limit, to the wall
For a chance to be with you, I'd gladly risk it all
Through the fire, through whatever come what may
For a chance at loving you, I'd take it all away
Right down through the wire, even through the fire

I really apologize how I sound right now man
If it's unclear at all, man
They got my mouth wired shut for like I don't know the doctor said for like six weeks
You know we had reconstru...
I had reconstructive surgery on my jaw
Looked in the mirror half my jaw was in the back of my mouth man
I couldn't believe it
But I'm still here for you all right now yo
This is what I gotta say yo
Yeah, turn me up yeah

What if somebody from the Chi that was ill got a deal on the hottest rap label around
But he wasn't talking bout coke and birds it was more like spoken word
Except he's really putting it down
And he explained the story about how blacks came from glory
And what we need to do in the game
Good dude, bad night, right place, wrong time
In the blink of an eye his whole life changed
If you could feel how my face felt you would know how Mace felt
Thank God I ain't too cool for the safe belt
I swear to God driver two wanna sue
I got lawyer for the case to keep what's in my safe; safe
My dawgs couldn't tell if I
I look like Tom Cruise on Vanilla Sky, it was televised
There's been an accident like GEICO
They thought I was burnt up like Pepsi did Michael
I must gotta angel
Cause look how death missed his ass
Unbreakable, would you thought they called me Mr. Glass
Look back on my life like the ghost of Christmas past
Toys R Us where I used to spend that Christmas cash
And I still won't grow up, I'm a grown ass kid
Swear I should be locked up for stupid shit that I did
But I'm a champion, so I turned tragedy to triumph
Make music that's fire, spit my soul through the wire

Through the fire, to the limit, to the wall
For a chance to be with you, I'd gladly risk it all
Through the fire, through whatever come what may
For a chance at loving you, I'd take it all away
Right down through the wire, even through the fire

Know what I'm saying
When the doctor told me I had a um.. I was going to have a plate on my chin
I said dawg don't you realize I'll never make it on the plane now
Its bad enough I got all this jewelry on
Can't be serious man

Through the fire, to the limit, to the wall
For a chance to be with you, I'd gladly risk it all
Through the fire, through whatever come what may
For a chance at loving you, I'd take it all away
Right down through the wire, even through the fire

Songinformatie

ArtiestKanye West
Lengte 04:11
Platenlabel Roc-A-Fella
Hoogste positie UK 9
Hoogste positie US 15


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