the kanye-desiigner romance continues on the 'timmy turner' remix
Kanye West's remix of Desiigner's huge second single "Timmy Turner" has hit the internet — at least, most of it has. The version that's doing the rounds today is much shorter than the official recording: it's only two minutes long, compared to the original's four. Hot New Hip Hop suggested that's because we're hearing an abridged radio version of the remix, and we'll hear the full four minutes when the song is formally released by the G.O.O.D Music team.
In any case, we're glad to hear a studio-quality snippet. We first heard the song when footage from a Travis Scott party hit the net (La Flame himself dropped it while DJing) but the iPhone audio was fuzzy at best. This radio cut makes Kanye's verse a little clearer; you can hear him namecheck most of the same heroes he did in his VMAs address: "I'm the new Steve mixed with Ali, 'bout to get freed/I'm the new Walt, Fuck what you thought." Listen below.
Text Isabelle Hellyer
Photography Fabien Montique
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