Monday, January 03, 2011

Best of 2010 Singles: #28 Kanye West f/Pusha T, "Runaway"

Sure, it's lyrically interesting, with Kanye offering toasts for the douchebags and assholes (present company included, he means), but it's musically where "Runaway" really grabs me: that single piano key, the drum-pad beatboxing, and not much else. This is how to make minimalism in hip-hop work, and no one, frankly, does it better.

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