Kanye West announces 'Good Fridays': New tunes every weekend 'til Christmas

kanye-west-santaImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosTime to clear some space on your iPod: Every single Friday from now ’til Dec. 25, Kanye West will be liberating a brand-new song by himself or one of his close friends. He announced the plan in a series of tweets yesterday.

“Swizz [Beatz] looked at me the other night and said man are you getting sleep and I told him I can’t sleep… My people need this new music,” he wrote. “I know yall need the music so I’m dropping 1 new song every weekend until Xmas. It may be my song it may be a new Jay song etc…I’m calling it good Fridays. Yall know every Friday yall gone have a new joint from our family.”

With West and Jay-Z’s “Power” remix and his and Beyoncé’s “See Me Now” already out there, plus new albums on the way from West himself and protégés like Kid Cudi and Big Sean, that’s going to be a whole lot of G.O.O.D. Music to enjoy as summer turns to fall and winter.

What do you think of Kanye’s release plan? Looking forward to this Friday?

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  • the girl

    Merry XMas to all! And to all a G.O.O.D. Friday!

  • Jim

    Can’t wait til Friday!

  • S

    Hurrah Kanye Claus!

  • Tev

    I think he is releasing All Of The Lights or Lost In The World this Friday can’t wait!!!

  • Tha Phoenix

    This is why Kanye is the ish. Love him. Can’t wait.

  • Tye-Grr

    HOLLA! Best music news I’ve heard all week.

  • Christopher

    TMBG did this already with Dial-A-Song. A new song every DAY. And they were likely better songs. At the very least, Dial-A-Song was completely unlikely to reference a beef with a teenage country-crossover star.

    • who cares

      go away

      • Rose

        haha. agreed.

  • graeme


  • Fatima

    I hope he doesn’t post a bunch of album tracks. I want something to look forward to.

  • JohnnyKageWins

    so…… where do we download them? Twitter? Itunes?

    NEED MORE DETAILS! …and cowbell…

    • Bradley

      You don’t find Kanye West songs, Kanye West songs find you

    • Shannon

      He posts the link to download it on his twitter & blog…google it

  • sarCC

    Ash is already doing this. They started last year releasing a brand new single every other week and several b-sides along the way. only a few more singles to go and in less than a year they’ve already released 33 songs.

    • Frank

      Yeah… but there is a huge difference here, because you see, Ash is good. Kanye isn’t.

  • Sally in Chicago

    I hope not only is he getting sleep (which he said he isn’t) that he’s getting PA$D….Kanye are you getting $$$$?

    • Miss Talk

      He better get some sleep. Didn’t he almost die in that car accident because he fell asleep? We can’t afford to loose you, ‘Ye. We need those shocking TV moments.

  • Necro

    Poor Kanye. Nobody cares.

    • D2

      …Everyone cares.

  • Phil

    I enjoy FREE music as well as the next person, but its kind of funny how most fans, just see the FREE MUSIC part but fail to realize the reasoning behind it. He prolly hired some PR firm/guru thats basically telling him what he needs to do to ‘connect to the people’.

    1. Join Twitter.
    2. Follow one lone person (Collasal FAIL.)
    3. Release new song with Beyonce “See Me Now” – HORRIBLE track & alienates anyone outside of his African American-fanbase.
    4. Release new Remix of “Power” with Jay-Z to jump start promotion for VMAs & his Good Fridays campaign.

    ‘Ye – Good Friday is a religious concept (regardless of your record label’s name), and yeah like I said everyone enjoys free, new music …but seriously dude…go make some new friends that have to learn to tolerate you for YOU and call you out for being a grande egotistical maniac. Everyone needs friends in their life that tell them what they NEED to hear, NOT WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR. You have incredible skillz as a producer in the industry, but your ego is featured on more songs than your actual rhymes & work ethic, which sadly destroys ANY credibility you’re trying to gain by exposing new music for the rest of the year after your ‘year long away from the industry’. I don’t think your intentions are pure, and all this is just to get you sitting pretty in the public’s eye. I’ll always be a fan, but you’re really fake…and I’m only saying this cause after listening to that “Power” remix…you’ve learned nothing this past year.

    • Mr So & So

      Wow Kanye just got lectured by a nobody, I’m sure he cares what some swift fanatic has to say.

      • G

        Dude… Kanye routinely checks EW for blogs written about him. Everyone knows that! In fact, he takes advice from people like Phil all the time. I expect Kanye will thank Phil by name when he accepts his next award.

  • JMaG

    Kanye Claus.

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