New God Flow

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"New God Flow"
New God Flow single art.jpg
Single by Kanye West and Pusha T
from the album Cruel Summer
Released July 21, 2012 (2012-07-21)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:55 (single version)
5:57 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Kanye West
  • Boogz & Tapez
  • Anthony Kilhoffer
Pusha T singles chronology
"Mercy"
(2012) Mercy2012
"New God Flow"
(2012) New God Flow2012
"Dope Bitch"
(2012) Dope Bitch2012
Kanye West singles chronology
"I Wish You Would"
(2012) I Wish You Would2012
"New God Flow"
(2012) New God Flow2012
"Birthday Song"
(2012) Birthday Song2012
GOOD Music singles chronology
"Cold"
(2012) Cold2012
"New God Flow"
(2012) New God Flow2012
"Clique"
(2012) Clique2012

"New God Flow" is a song by American rappers Kanye West and Pusha T. It was released as the third single from the compilation album Cruel Summer (2012), a collaboration between members of their record label GOOD Music. Produced by West, Anthony Kilhoffer and Boogz & Tapez, "New God Flow" incorporates numerous samples into its arrangement. It features lines by Pusha T directed at American rapper and record producer Birdman. American rapper Ghostface Killah, whose song "Mighty Healthy" is prominently sampled in the song, is featured on an alternate version entitled "New God Flow.1" that appears on Cruel Summer.

"New God Flow" peaked at number 89 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and at number 66 on the Canadian Hot 100. West and Pusha T performed the song on several occasions, including the 2012 BET Awards and Jay-Z's Made in America music festival.

Background[edit]

The song's chorus is made from a vocal sample of "Mighty Healthy" as performed by Ghostface Killah, and the album version also features an additional verse by the rapper, the main sample used in the song is a piano riff from Marcos Valle's "Bodas de Sangue", from his 1971 record Vento Sul.[1] Valle's song "Ele E Ela" had previously been sampled by West on Jay-Z's song "Thank You".

On the album version, there is a verse by Ghostface Killah (who is sampled on the original) replacing Kanye West's GOOD Music chant.

Complex named the song #34 of the 50 best songs of 2012.[2]

Live performances[edit]

At the 2012 BET Awards, Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz performed the hit single "Mercy", then Kanye West jumped in with his single "Cold" and then an a cappella version of his verse on "New God Flow".

On July 7, 2012, Kanye West performed "New God Flow" alongside Pusha T as the first performance together on the song in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

On September 1, 2012, Kanye West & Pusha T performed "New God Flow" during their surprise G.O.O.D. Music set at Jay-Z's Made In America festival, accompanied by Big Sean, the set also included performances of "I Don't Like (Remix)", "Can't Tell Me Nothing" & "Dance (A$$)".

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 66
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 89
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cruel Summer (PDF digital booklet). GOOD Music. Def Jam Recordings. 2012. 
  2. ^ "34. Pusha T f/ Kanye West & Ghostface Killah "New God Flow" — The 50 Best Songs of 2012". Complex. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Pusha T – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Pusha T. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Pusha T – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Pusha T. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "Pusha T – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Pusha T. Retrieved May 17, 2013.

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