Hold My Liquor

Songfacts®:

  • This woozy number finds West taking a sobering approach to his vices as he stumbles into an exes home for some emotionless sex. West told guests during a playback of Yeezus that the song was added back to the tracklisting at the last minute because "we really like that joint."
  • South Side Chicago rapper Chief Keef contributes some slurred rhymes whilst Justin Vernon of Bon Iver sings about sex and Hennessy on the mile-high hangover number. Chief Keef first came to West's attention when his "I Don't Like" became a local hit in Chicago and Ye created a remix of the song with rappers Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean. As well as contributing to a trio of Yeezus tracks, Justin Vernon previously collaborated with West on three of his Dark Twisted Fantasy cuts, "Dark Fantasy," "Lost in The World" and " Monster." He also has a writing credit on the Watching The Throne track "That's My Bitch."

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