A source at PH-D Rooftop Lounge early Saturday morning says the rapper shared unreleased tracks from his highly anticipated album “Cruel Summer” that’s due out Sept. 4, including one indirectly referencing girlfriend Kim Kardashian and ex Amber Rose.
The insider says the rapper arrived around 1:30 a.m. to the W. 16th St. club, which was already packed for DJ Reach ’s birthday party, with an unusual companion— actor Leonardo DiCaprio . The pair “joined a big, VIP table full of models” who were sitting with R&B singer Maxwell .
West quickly ventured to the deejay booth only to return to the VIP table to grab his laptop. The source says “the crowd was in awe” when they realized West was about to take control of the music.
For the next 45 minutes, our source says the 35-year-old rapper played a number of new tracks that sampled other music and included “a similar production style (to the one) he used on his wildly successful album with Jay-Z last summer, “Watch the Throne.”
But the standout track of the night, according to our insider at the club and a source close to the mercurial rapper, was a song that included the chorus “My perfect bitch.” Our second source says the song is about his current and former girlfriend. “(He raps) verses about his search for the perfect woman and how he has now found the “perfect bitch,’ ” says the insider, adding that there are a number of descriptions in the song that reflect the looks of the curvalicious Kardashian and Rose. “The crowd was on their feet,” says the first source.
Our second source says the song, which West has tentatively titled “My Perfect Bitch” due to the repetitive chorus, uses the same melody from the 1937 composition “Carmina Burana,” a cantata by German composer Carl Orff.
He’s not the first rapper to channel the late Orff: Nas and Diddy also sampled the song for their 1999 hit “Hate Me Now.”
Our second source close to the rapper says the first unreleased track he played included bits and pieces of the 1998 dance song “Music Sounds Better With You” by the French house group Stardust.
West closed his set with the controversial track “Way Too Cold,” which includes a reference to Kardashian and takes a dig at her estranged husband, Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries .
“New York City, make some noise for Kanye West world premiering new music!” DJ Reach shouted to the crowd when West finished his performance.
West returned to the VIP table to high-fives from DiCaprio and pals. Our club insider says the group continued partying at PH-D until approximately 3 a.m.
Wonder how Kim feels about him still rapping about Amber?
On another note, we’re so glad “Cruel Summer” is almost here… We can’t wait!