The mid-tempo club shaker's title "Mercy" is a reference to the Lamborghini Murcielago, and the song was produced by Phoenix, AZ, producer Lifted, who's an unknown compared to the heavy hitters Kanye usually works with.
According to The Huffington Post, the song itself was overshadowed by the unusual circumstances surrounding its release. The song was originally supposed to be released tomorrow, on Good Friday, but Kanye reportedly sent the song to two rival New York rap radio DJ's who taunted each other on air about playing the song.
Power 105.1's DJ Clue played the song on air and told his competitors to "get off my heels," clearly a reference to Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex, who also played the song, saying, "You're not built like me! You don't work hard enough! You don't get up early enough! You want to look cool while I'm out stealing music!"
The song itself is, you know, a traditionally sick Kanye West track. You know what this dude writes hits. "Mercy" sounds extra heavy.
So what do you think of "Mercy"? Listen to the radio rip below (and then buy it on iTunes at midnight) and then let us know in the comments!
Kanye West - "Mercy" feat. 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Big Sean