We here at DC9 have been salivating over Kanye West's new single, "Power," pretty much all summer long. Why? Well, for a few reasons--namely, because the song is a beast, one of the best hip-hop tracks we've heard all year, but also because, yessir, it was produced by Dallas' own Symbolyc One, a longtime area producer and emcee, whose work with Kanye seems primed to break him out of the backpacker and underground hip-hop mold he's been encased in for so long.
(Also, the video was pretty amazing.)
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So, on those notes, allow us to point you in the direction of the song's remix, which features a little help from Jay-Z and producer Swizz Beatz, all of whom help Kanye twerk the S-1 beat into an even more creative stew--albeit one that confusingly includes a snippet of Snap!'s "The Power" in its re-working. Fans of ESPN's old Jock Jams compilations will no doubt recall that "jam."
Anyway, give it a listen after the jump. No, not the Jock Jams song--the Kanye song that uses it.