Kanye West – “Wow”

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With all this Kanye chatter popping up over this past few days regarding his production on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 (baby, on the waaay), I figured it was only right to blow the dust of the track that originally got him signed to the Roc (it’s the Roc!)

“Wow” is the song that ‘Ye discusses at the end of his track, “Last Call”, from The College Dropout. This was the song that he played for Dame, which ended up being the closer for his deal at Roc-A-Fella…

From “Last Call”:

Then one day I just went ahead and played it, I wanted to play some songs, ’cause you know Cam was in the room, Young Guru, and Dame was in the room. So I played… actually it’s a song that you’ll never hear, but maybe I might use it. So, it’s called ‘Wow.’

“I go to Jacob with 25 thou/you go with 25 hundred, wow/I got eleven plaques on my walls right now/You got your first gold single, damn, nigga, wow.”
Like the chorus went. Don’t bite that chorus, I might still use it. So I play that song for him, and he’s like “oh shit”

[Dame:] “Oh shit it’s not even wack.””I ain’t gonna front, it’s kinda hot.”[Dame:] “it’s actually kinda hot.”

Never hear it? Yeah right! What a lot of people may not know is that the track was not produced by Kanye, it was actually done by Brian “All Day” Miller (and he killed it, I might add)

Yes, some of you may have this, but you know how it goes with me. This is only the 2 verse version, so if anyone has the one with GLC on the third, feel free to send over.

Kanye West – “Wow” (Prod. by Brian “All Day” Miller)