On Wednesday night (June 27), hip-hop's master curator, DJ Khaled , unleashed a new track, "I Wish You Would," featuring two of his favorite superstar collaborators, Kanye West  and Rick Ross .
Over a beat from Hit-Boy that simultaneously shimmers and snaps, Ross grunts while Yeezy operates in Auto-Tuned mode with a performance that recalls with "Put On" verse for Young Jeezy. "The block is at war/Post-traumatic stress/Ran up outta pills/Robbed that CVS," West raps dramatically before Ross compares his past (catching buses) to his luxurious present (he just bought a Lotus).
"I Wish You Would" follows West's previous collaboration with Khaled, "Theraflu," which was later changed to "Way Too Cold" and is now simply "Cold." Like that track, "I Wish You Would" may or may not appear on Khaled's forthcoming full-length, "Kiss The Ring," currently slated for an Aug. 21 release. The follow-up to last year's "We The Best Forever," which has sold 164,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan, is also expected to include the single "Take It To the Head," featuring Ross, Nicki Minaj , Lil Wayne  and Chris Brown .
West and Ross, meanwhile, have summer projects of their own to promote: West's GOOD Music posse album, "Cruel Summer," is due out on Aug. 7, while Ross' fifth studio effort, "God Forgives, I Don't," will arrive one week earlier, on July 31.
- Hip-Hop