Kanye's Diamonds

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    NickelNine

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    I am wondering what your thoughts and opinions are on Kanye West's song "Diamonds" aka Diamonds Are Forever/Sierra Leone. Kanye sampled a James Bond theme song for this track. Kanye West's upcoming album is called Late Registration due out later this year.

    I personally think this song is better than all of the tracks on College Dropout. I also think he is a lot better lyrically on this track than all of but one track off College Dropout.
     
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    The song's message is conflicted and unfocused. Some of the lyrics are nice, and the beat is dope though.
     
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    Justin

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    I'm listening to the remix with Jay-Z in it. Basically, in the remix, Kanye raps about the suffering of children who are basically slaves working in the diamond mines of Sierra Leone. Jay-Z raps about his ongoing feud with former partner Damon Dash. The music video is/was shot in Prague.

    Here's another mtv article about Kanye's sophomore album 'Late Registration'; release date has been pushed back to August. I can't wait; this album is definitely going to be one of my favourites of this year. Kanye Previews New LP
     
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    I haven't heard the song yet, but I'm awaiting this album. I think West is great. His lyrical work is great/good, and his production is ace.
     
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    I heard part of the song this morning. Awesome use of sampling imo.
     
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    The song is great and the remix with Jay is crazy, I really like how the message of the song was more than The Great Rocafella it was about Sierra Leone. I think a song like Diamonds from Sierra Leone can really put Rocafella back on top like Jay said :

    "People lined up to see the Titanic sinking
    Instead, we rose from the ashes like a phoenix
    If you waitin' for end of the Dynasty sign
    It would seem like forever, it's a mighty long time"
     
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    Ryan

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    Wicked song, some of his best work.
     

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