Remixes have lost their flair. Back in the Bad Boy era, a remix would be a whole different take on the song. New instrumental, different plot line, and of course, new collaborators. Nowadays, remixes are the same exact track with a couple of new features from “in right now” rappers. That is why when Kanye revealed that he would be releasing a remix to his first single Power, I was a bit worrisome, but luckily, Kanye never let’s me down (College Dropout Reference).

Synths open up the track before Jay comes in with a lackluster verse comparing Kanye to Axl Rose and giving a little bit of a self motivational speech. Afterwards is when things really heat up. Kanye begins by continuing where Jay left off. Giving the listeners the knowledge to discover that the “power” is in our own hands and we can do whatever we want with it. From there the beat abruptly cuts off and Swizz Beatz begs Kanye rip the listener’s a new one.

And that he does.

The already tweaked “Power” instrumental turns into a whole other new song with Snap’s “I’ve Got the Power” laying down the groundwork. And of course, Kanye’s cockiness goes into overdrive and all you cans say is “Did he just say that?”

\”Power\” Feat. Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz