Wunderkind deejay A-Trak is the latest to contribute to the Nike+ Original Run mix, a 45-minute composition “specifically for runners, gradually building from a warm-up period, incorporating an extended middle section that finds a pavement-pounding groove, and ending with a downtempo closure for cooling down.” Well, that sounds like exercise and stuff. I’m exhausted just reading it.
Anyway, part of the mix is a song called Mastered that features Kid Cudi. But A-Trak tells us over at Kanye’s blog that it originally featured Lupe Fiasco. “We couldn’t get clearance for Lu so i had to take him off. But now that the record’s out, you can have his version.”
I haven’t even heard Kid Cudi’s version, but I’m gonna guess that it might not be better than this. I might even take up running! … Ehhhhhh, or not. But you can add it to a long list of great hip-hop songs about shoes (which is a post I’ve been thinking of doing for a long time now). If you just said that Run-DMC’s My Adidas is the best hip-hop song about shoes, then pass go and collect $200.
A-Trak feat. Lupe Fiasco | Mastered