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Kanye West - "Monster" vintage mp3


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The Glitchy Masterpiece

Date of procurement: August 27, 2010

You know that famous stamp that's super rare and worth a ton of money? The one with the upside-down plane? This mp3 is that, but for fans of Kanye Omari West.   

Long before the Adidas deal, long before “Yeezy Season” was a clothing line, or even a lyric, there were G.O.O.D. Fridays. Every Friday during the lead-up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye would release a new track on kanyewest.com. For free, making them the original Kanye West collector's items. And none more so than this track. Because it should've never been released in the first place.

This version of “Monster” was only available for a short period during the G.O.O.D. Fridays era. After a short period of time, it was pulled because it included an unintentional digital blip and musical revisions to the end of the song. (Specifically Bon Iver's portion.)

So like that plane stamp, this version of "Monster" is essential for any mp3 collector: a rare mistake by an infamous perfectionist, one whose fucked-up digital charm can be yours to enjoy forever.

Unique features:

  • Mistakenly uploaded file, including a track skip at 1:35.
  • Work-in-progress ending (5:13), later changed for album version.
  • The first-ever version of the song that arguably made Nicki Minaj a superstar.
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