Monday, June 25, 2012

Kanye - "Mercy" w/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz (2012)

Directed by Nabil Elderkin.
Released on June 6, 2012.

That's a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, not a Murciélago. The video features cameo appearances from fellow GOOD Music label mates Kid Cudi, Mr Hudson, CyHi the Prynce, Teyana Taylor, D'Banj and label producer Hit-Boy. The song peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and hit number one on both the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. The song has since been certified Platinum, and has sold over 2 million copies in the US as of October 2012.

The song's production was handled by Lifted, with additional production from West, Mike Dean and Mike Will, and additional instrumentation from Hudson Mohawke. The song serves as the lead single from his label's upcoming compilation album Cruel Summer (2012). The song heavily samples the dancehall song "Dust a Sound Boy" by Super Beagle.

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