Video: Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Live)

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BONUS: Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Live)


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91 Responses to “Video: Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Live)”

  1. biz Says:

    jus about to mention that

  2. Matt Says:

    So it can be bought now, right?

  3. Big Homie Says:

    How I know Nation was about to go in

    Pause

  4. nation Says:

    *requests interview with KanYe’s weedcarrier*

    *denied*

  5. NotU Says:

    Waste no time

  6. PreZZure Says:

    its not on itunes

  7. YERP Says:

    I need a studio version
    but the beat sounds Crazy
    kudos to Ye for always keeping
    us on the edge

  8. biz Says:

    *still has 3.47 left on iTunes account from gift certificate from 2 years ago*

    i win.

  9. E Says:

    gotta hear the CDQ, I’d give it three stars

    You know Kanye isn’t infallible, the man doesn’t always gotta be perfect.

    But, the other song that was performed live a couple posts ago seems to be over the top better than this one.

    And…
    For the Love of God…
    Please…
    NO MORE VOCODERS! Jesus. I miss Roger

  10. Ty Says:

    this shit is FIYAHHH!!!! Don’t know what ya’ll ninjas is talking about…

  11. farsideoff Says:

    # PreZZure Says:
    September 8th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    its not on itunes
    ________
    being released monday doesn’t normally mean 12:00 a.m. monday, more like 6 a.m. or so.

  12. Darth Cipher Says:

    i’ve listened to it for a second time, and i still think it sucks… it’s very boring… VERY BORING!!! i’m dissapointed in kanye right now, i expect alot more from him at this point in his career

  13. harosa Says:

    He sure did keep people on the edge with anticipation , too bad this looked and sounded like some bad Phil Collins. I was expecting some mind blowing shit the way people been talking about dude’s shows.

  14. nation Says:

    >> How I know Nation was about to go in

    my initial comment got moderated

    lol… since 06 Nah Right Sunday Nights >>>>

  15. Ran-Da-Da Says:

    The drums sound crazy. Can’t wait for the MP.3

  16. Big Homie Says:

    Fuck…ran out of Newports

    *leaves for the store*
    *hums Love Lockdown*

  17. UNISEX HAIRCUT Says:

    Love Lockdown = hey ya 2008 version…traditional fans aint gonna love it but this shit will get mad radio spins

  18. biz Says:

    sounded like some bad Phil Collins.

    ^^^

    *feels it calling in the air of night*

  19. nation Says:

    # farsideoff Says:
    September 8th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    # PreZZure Says:
    September 8th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    its not on itunes
    ________
    being released monday doesn’t normally mean 12:00 a.m. monday, more like 6 a.m. or so.

    ^ how you niggas want it, the tux or the toolie?

  20. sideshowRaheem Says:

    I remember when Wanye released Lollipop and all these same hardcore rap niggas said it sucked and would never sell, then it jumped to that number one spot and all those same niggas were singing it in the club. I expect the same thing from this track.

  21. E Says:

    Probably be on Itunes about 3 a.m. if you type in the title. They usually don’t come up with graphics and shit till like 6.

  22. Darth Cipher Says:

    I remember when Wanye released Lollipop and all these same hardcore rap niggas said it sucked and would never sell, then it jumped to that number one spot and all those same niggas were singing it in the club. I expect the same thing from this track.

    ^^^

    this won’t play in the clubs, lollipop had a sick beat, lyrically it’s ass and a tootoo… Love Lockdown is just lame, like he’s doing it on purpose so he can have a new excuse to have a hissy fit, when he knows himself the track is lame…

    *bumps Can’t Tell Me Nothing*

  23. mclevels Says:

    Weezy and Ye can do whatever they want and people going to love them that’s why I like them at this time in there music careers.

  24. Dodger Clemens Says:

    yo eskay, post the audio rip…

  25. PreZZure Says:

    VMA Love Lockdown Mp3 http://www.zshare.net/download/18378826fa8e4b2e/

  26. sideshowRaheem Says:

    Hmm, most of the comments on the YouTube page are positive I’m still predicting a #1 hit. Personally I like the shit but no accounting for taste I guess.

  27. farsideoff Says:

    Ye just wants to be a Diva, and every Diva needs at least one ballad in their collection.

  28. paychexx Says:

    the beat is cool, yeezy gettin his cee-lo on.
    its official niggas done ran out of shit to rap about, now they singin’

    its okay, probably be better once i hear cdq version

    very brave to preview a song not many people heard before

    prediction: yeezy will sell a mill in first week, t.i. 800g first week.

    peace

  29. biz Says:

    In other news,
    TRU BLOOD is on and thsi vampire f*ckin shorty double time (got to see it to get it) and i cant stop laughin.

  30. nation Says:

    aight, finally got around to listening. i think the song is dope as fuck, but truth be told i wouldn’t listen to it twice at all if it was written by Mickey Factz. but fuck it, same goes for everything in life, girls food etcs

    you guys can’t front on the use of the heartbeat for the beat… that alone + lyrics = song is dope. Kanye’s always had good lines about women/love and plus the seperation with his fiancée means he’s gonna be talking some shit on here. a lot people won’t like it though, especially if this album is all love shit (like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33OLNn-8YJE). alotta people are gonna be mad

    i won’t mind though… *steals Darth’s copy of Finding Forever while he’s distracted*

  31. Cinsere Says:

    Harosa took the words right out of my mouth typing hands…this nigga on some Phil Collins shit. I knew after Graduation he would be on some full-on pop star shit, and this just confirmed it. Knowing damn well this nigga don’t sing like that…at least T-Pain had decency to come out of the gates on that auto-tune shit, but we’ve all heard Kanye try to sing before and it sure as hell don’t be soundin’ like this! If this is the direction Kanye’s going in, I might have to pass on this next album.

  32. Goods Says:

    that bass is entrancing

  33. !1 Says:

    cuz eeeeevery night, eeeeeeevery night

  34. SaigonTheDon Says:

    yo eskay u kno u got it man, let it free

  35. spirit equality Says:

    kanye is the last real artist alive (on a major label).

  36. Gregory Hood Says:

    Kanye Went in a Cave,and literally “Shat this Shit Out” (No NAsty)

    Sometimes Thats wat it takes OMFG

    HoodStarLuxury.com

  37. Rey Says:

    Hmm… Okay, I listened to it. The beat is okay, The chorus seems alright. I couldn’t make out a lot of the lyrics, but I’m sure they’re good. Kanye always has some shit worth listening to.

    I bet this album is gonna be super high concept. This is all part of a bigger theme, bigger story. It just needs the proper songs before and after. I could tell he was going for something similar with “Drunk N Hot Girl”.. If you put “Goodnite” (with mos def) on it before DNHG and then “Bittersweet” after DNHG, it makes a whole story. I imagine those other 2 sons were left off the US retail because it sorta diverted away from the triumphant songs of the album.

    Oh, wait, I forgot.. The NR haters are around.

    *ahem*

    DAT AUTOTUNE IS WACKJUICE, SONNNNNN

  38. Gregory Hood Says:

    Visit HoodStarluxury.com for more Shat out Items

  39. nation Says:

    who needs the mp3 for their monday morning commute?

  40. biz Says:

    Oh, wait, I forgot.. The NR haters are around.

    *ahem*

    DAT AUTOTUNE IS WACKJUICE, SONNNNNN

    ^^

    it is though unless you’re t-pain

    In other news sweaty neck ass Jordin Sparks got mad cuz Russell Brand went in on the jonas brothers.

  41. So Chi Like: Madison=0 Says:

    **contemplates when KanYe stopped being a rapper and started being an “artist”**

  42. huihhiu Says:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/18378826fa8e4b2e/

  43. Rey Says:

    Besides, do you really think after all the pressure of the Sales battle, the bonnaroo bullshit (they were on bs, not ‘ye), having certain critics not fully get the GITD tour, and…oh yeah, HIS MOM PASSING..that he was gonna come out with some upbeat, peppy shit?

    For fucks sake, let dude be an artist. If he did the same shit as he did on either of the last 3, ya’ll would hate on THAT. Applaud the man for going in a different direction, if not different for planet earth, at least different for him. 99.9% of rappers find something that works and beat it into the ground with little variation, and that includes the rest of my favorites: Nas, Jay, Budden… They don’t venture completely out of their lane like ‘Ye does.

    Give the man some credit and for the love of God, drop this uber-hater extraordinaire shit. We get it: You’ve got the most evolved taste in music ever. Let’s all agree that you’re the wittiest fucker on the planet, and then you can go play in traffic.

    Yes, I just said “Go Play in Traffic”.

    *awaits “Oh U Mad?”-esque responses*

  44. biz Says:

    who needs the mp3 for their monday morning commute?

    ^^^

    *raises hand in that student who doesn’t give a fuck sorta way*

  45. nation Says:

    fuck your life Rey

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/1838081796f5c569/

  46. sleep Says:

    How much paychecks should I ise for an engagement ring

  47. Rey Says:

    @ biz– honestly, I didn’t even think the autotune was bad. Weezy really plays aronud with that shit, but ‘Ye uses it sparingly, IMO.

    (and no, biz, that rant wasn’t at you–i wrote it before I refreshed the page to see your comment)

    Bahhh.. Enough of this, I got work in the morning.

  48. Midwest Broadcast Says:

    Kanye Singing > T-Pain Singing.

    But I still stay to hell with the vocoder.

  49. OptiX Says:

    didnt like the song. beat was good but not great. kanye needs to stop all this vocoder bullshit. correction, every fukin rapper in the world should refrain from using that bullshit. let t-pain stick with that cuz lets face it, HE WOULDNT BE SHIT WITHOUT IT !!!

  50. Rey Says:

    lol @ Nation.. Whatever maaaannn. I’ll wait ’til the CDQ drizznops.

  51. Keaf Says:

    Yeezy did it again.

  52. pockets Says:

    *comes out of retirement*

    i cant really comment since i was listening really low on my laptop speakers…but it sounds…interesting, to say the least. i look forward to listening to it tomorrow with some earbuds. im sure its some good ish (c) me going bonkers first time i heard stronger around this time last year. new kanye in the fall/winter is a tradition i can definitely get used to.

    *goes back into retirement*

  53. RiZE Says:

    the performance is growing on me.

    Doesn’t sound like he actually used autotune… its a different effect. Not a bad song, but like the other dude said, noone here would be feelin it if it wasnt by Kanye.

    I doubt I’ll be bumpin it too much…

  54. jukes Says:

    when it comes to judging kanye niggas are like white people ……..AFRAID OF CHANGE

  55. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    I don’t really care to hear the studio version of this track its still gonna be sub par. Jay may want to rethink letting Ye do his album.

  56. pockets Says:

    *unretires again*

    first and only time i really liked the vocoder thing was the first time i heard it on t-pain’s I’m Sprung. even now i still like that track…my my, how times have changed lol. cant stand that shit no more, to this day thats the only tpain track i ever liked. then he was on some im in love with a stripper bullshit and i was like uggh he’s one of those douchebags.

    *retires*

  57. biz Says:

    uber-hater extraordinaire

    ^^^

    ahh! U mad!!
    im a ‘ye fan btw.
    nobody’s heard the damn song enough to really have an well “fortified” opinion.

  58. PHOENIXXX Says:

    I’m not sure where to begin with this

    I think I’ll save my hate for tomorrow

    I’ll just go on record to say I’m not feeling this and I won’t be convinced in the future.

  59. sleep Says:

    This lady had 6 kids(sextuplets).

  60. HAHAHAHAHA Says:

    AUTO TUNE IS GONNA BE THE DEATH OF THIS NIGGAS CAREER

  61. nation Says:

    did he even sprinkle any t-pain on his voice? i didn’t notice

  62. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    I don’t what Ye was thinking when he recorded this track. He must have snorted an 8ball of that white girl before hitting the studio.

  63. JoMoses Says:

    Niggas is brainwashed….shits disgusting.

  64. moresickaMC Says:

    hiphop is dead

    autotune a$$ ninjaz. wtf happened to the culture?

  65. moresickaMC Says:

    hiphop is turning gayer by the day

  66. moresickaMC Says:

    hiphop is turning gayer by the day

  67. RAE Says:

    *sticks a screw driver in his ear*

    still cant get rid of the sound of kanye attempting to sing.

    since when was it cool and entertaining to just have no regard for anything tasteful or artistic or original?

  68. Kyle7560 Says:

    This shit just solidifies Kanye’s arrogance and huge ego. I really like the song but how are you gonna close the VMA’s with a song that no ones heard before and that is that much different from what people would expect. I mean he didn’t even do other songs before or after just one take it or leave it song. That takes some balls and in my opinion he pulled it off which is surprising considering he just stood there and had some drummers behind him the whole time.

  69. yaboy Says:

    smh @ the haters…

  70. yaboy Says:

    nation, i was trying to get you to pass the link billz sent you earlier – the TROY ringtone…

  71. Absent Says:

    serious, can’t tell me nothing didn’t hit on the first listen but damn if it didn’t stick after…

    ..I for one look forward to hear this album if it’s different from kanye usual stuff. hip hop is pretty stagnant with doing the exact same thing over and over.

  72. the dough Says:

    The whole game dickrode that funny voice shit.

  73. PHOENIXXX Says:

    # Absent Says:
    September 8th, 2008 at 1:05 am

    serious, can’t tell me nothing didn’t hit on the first listen but damn if it didn’t stick after…

    ..I for one look forward to hear this album if it’s different from kanye usual stuff. hip hop is pretty stagnant with doing the exact same thing over and over.

    ^^^

    you think this song is different from what’s being done these days?

  74. PHENOMENON Says:

    It sonds like a good song.

  75. Nanyanen Says:

    Ye just made a regular song, not one that’s specifically hip-hop. maybe that’s why everyone is hating on it. As just a regular song from a regular artist, it’s not too bad. I could see this song becoming a club-banger…

    I don’t condone this vocoder fukkery, although I know Ye using it because he can’t hold a note to save his life. Smh… this guy is using autotune and he still sings like Biz Markie.

  76. DJ Daddy Mack Says:

    HIS PERFORM WAS DISAPPOINTING. MAYBE THE CDQ WILL BE BETTER. *WAITS FOR THE LEAK*

    OH YEA FUCK A LIL WANG AND A SWAY.

  77. THE UNDERWRITER Says:

    I can’t hear the bassline. Without that, who knows. It could be a monster. Or it could be wack.

    Hip-Hop lives and dies where the bassline intersects with the melody, sample and breakdown. Not where the Auto-Tune intersects with the voice.

    MCs act like they don’t know.

  78. Chi-Town's Finest Says:

    The beat is tight. I don’t know bout the singin. He was better off rappin.

  79. anydj Says:

    Sounds like he was only using cheat codes on the chorus…and I think it sounded great

    People need to give these lyrics a listen before making a judgment – listen, not hear

  80. Greg Says:

    Does anyone know what T-Pain’s voice really sounds like?

  81. KKKanyizzle Says:

    Hip hop is evolving. negroids are slow at evolving. so they don’t understand it. it’s not a bad thing. y’all just apes still…eventually when you stop killing each other and hating on tings you’ll understand. Good job kanyeezy. kkk 4 lyfe.

  82. RAE Says:

    a dying seal

  83. m. Says:

    kanye is trying to be bigger than hip-hop.
    this is that attempt.

  84. M.Tyson Says:

    *scraches Ye 4th ablum off must-buy list*

    *Before I Self Destuct added*

  85. D. Billz Says:

    Just got in DC… still twisted… smh @ me about to admit that I like the District. NEVAAAAAAA!

    Smh @ yall faggies watchin’ the fuckin’ awards show. Kill. Your. Selves.

    RiZE Says:
    September 7th, 2008 at 11:29 pm
    @ Rey

    Roger & Zapp didn’t use autotune. It was called a talkbox. Much different. Requires talent, and sounds much better.

    ^Glad somebody schooled this guy. Then had the nerve to say Troutman DIDN’T sound good over it… as if Computer Love didn’t outlast any of this wack shit that’s out now. Niggas infatuation with that man is unhealthy. Seriously. He could drank 5 chocolate milks and break wind for 20 minutes over one of his own beats and mofos would swear you down he is the messiah. SMFH

    *passes out*

  86. HipHopSince1986 Says:

    sound like he ate a jar of peanut butter 30 seconds beforee hittin the stage

  87. Mr92503 Says:

    I’m not quite sure what I just saw right now.

  88. zamora Says:

    kanye still keeping it fresh….. ahead of the curve as some people say… this will be hot on radio and in the clubs… lyrics are always my critisism point… .. lyrics and beat is super dope.. kanye did it again… lil wayne is light years away from being a performer and a lyricits..

  89. Mr.Londoner Says:

    This nigga here (c) Fat Joe

    love that fact he’s always switching his style.. scheez..

  90. BlogXilla.com//Brought to you by IKSRTFO Says:

    […] Kanye broke out his Pee Wee Herman suit and a new song called Love Lockdown @ The VMA’s I like the song I can’t wait to hear the studio version which is available on Itunes today. Check out Nah Right for the video or if you want to hear the live rip click below […]

  91. DJ R.o.B. Says:

    This new song is alright. It’s better than that new T.I. song with Rihanna. SMH at sampling that “Newma Newma” song.

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