All Day

Written by Paul McCartneyKanye WestMike DeanNoah GoldsteinTyler BryantKendrick DuckworthKarim KharbouchCydel YoungVic MensaChe PopeAllen RitterMario WinansCharles NjapaMalik Yusef JonesPatrick ReynoldsErnest BrownNoel Ellis

Album This song officially appears on the All Day Single.

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

All Day” is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, from his upcoming seventh studio album So Help Me God (2015). The song features Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney and was produced by West alongside Mike Dean, French Montana, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Allan Kingdom, Velous and Puff Daddy. Initially leaking in August 2014, it was released as a single from the album on March 2, 2015.

Background

The track originally leaked in August 2014, but Kanye continued to work on the track on and off until March 2015. The track was debuted live at the 2015 Brit Awards on February 26, 2015. Rolling Stone provided the first official stream of the track.

The song contains a sample of what has been confirmed by a representative of West as a re-recording of a song Paul McCartney wrote in 1969 that was inspired by a Pablo Picasso painting of a guitarist, which is supposedly titled: “Two Fingers & Whistling” or “When the Wind is Blowing“. The track was produced by upcoming producer, Velous, who made the skeleton of the instrumental on a friends couch while watching Saturday Night Live. During an interview with MTV, he also said of French Montana’s involvement on the song: “…although French isn’t your typical “producer”, the ideas he brought to Kanye for the beat were worthy of co-production…“. “All Day” featured McCartney’s acoustic guitar playing, whistling and singing of the last verse. This song was the third McCartney/West collaboration to be commercially released.

Lyrics

[Kanye West]
All day, nigga
How long you niggas ball? All day, nigga
How much time you spent at the mall? All day, nigga
How many runners do you got on call? All day, nigga
Swish, swish, how long they keep you in court? All day, nigga
Take you to get this fly? All day, nigga
Tell your P.O. how-how long you been high? All day, nigga
You already know I’m straight from the Chi, all day, nigga
South, south, south side! All day, nigga

[Kanye West]
This Ye, nigga
Shoppin' for the winter, and it’s just May, nigga
Ball so hard, man, this shit cray, nigga
And you ain't gettin' money 'less you got eight figures
For that Jesus piece, man, I've been saved, nigga
Just talked to Farrakhan, that's sensei, nigga
Told him I've been on ten since the 10th grade, nigga
Got a middle finger longer than Dikembe, my nigga, uh
I don't let 'em play with me
I don't let 'em talk to me no kind of way
Uh, they better watch what they say to me
Niggas still gettin' popped on the day to day
Yeah, I still got the hundred with the small face, nigga
Might spend 50 racks on my off day, nigga
You a fake Denzel like the Allstate nigga
If you run into me, better have Allstate witcha, uh
You a Rico Suave nigga
Ride 'round listen to Sade, nigga
If you ain't with us, you in our way, nigga
You an actor, you should be on Broadway, nigga
Cause you do shit the broad way, nigga
Your bitch got a ass, but my broad way thicker
Late for the class, in the hallway, nigga
Yeah, the dropout at it as always, nigga, as always
All day, nigga

[Allan Kingdom]
I took a young sweet breath, and I reached into my head
Gave him what I had left
At that moment I dispersed
At that moment I dispersed

[Kanye West]
All day, nigga
How-h-how long you ball? All day, nigga
How much time you spent at the mall? All day, nigga
How long it take you to get this fly? All day, nigga
Tell your P.O. how-how long you been high? All day, nigga
Pour some Hen out for my niggas that died, all day, nigga
And I keep a bad bitch on the passenger side, all day, nigga
You already know that I’m straight from the Chi, all day, nigga
South, south, south side! All day, nigga

[Kanye West]
I could do this all day, boy, (WOO), I'm finna turn this bitch out
They need that Ye in the streets, boy, (WOO), there's been a motherfucking drought
Don't really matter what I make, boy, (WOO), you know I still go wild
Like a light skinned slave, boy, (WOO), we in the mothafuckin' house
Right now, you lookin' real sus right now
I swear I've been on this flight like a month right now
Stupid niggas gettin' money, Forrest Gump right now
Shout-out to Jackie Chan, I need to stunt right now
They've been lookin' at the Gram, I've been lookin' at the Grammys
Like, woo, that's us right now (Right now!)
24/7, 365 days, everybody gettin' paid (Go crazy!)
Niggas lookin' at me like I'm worth both MJs
People saying, "Ye, Ye, take it easy"
20 Gs for the Yeezys off of eBay
Niggas do the most and they ain't done shit
Only way I can sum it up, son bitch

[Theophilius London]
(Hands up, hands up)
Some want you dead, ayy, ayy ayy ayy
All day, nigga

[Allan Kingdom]

I took a young sweet breath, and I reached into my head
Gave him what I had left
At that moment I dispersed
At that moment I dispersed

[Kanye West]
Get low, alright
Get low, alright
What up? Alright, alright
Stay low, alright
Stay low, alright
South, south, south side, all day nigga

[Paul McCartney]
(Whistling)

Well, well, well
Let me run (Let me run)
Let me run to see who came undone
You've been right in my face
Let me run 'til you're off my case
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Officially appears on


All Day

Single • Released in 2015

Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Background vocals, Guitar, Whistling

Bootlegs


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

5:12 • Studio version


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

5:12 • Studio version • [Clean Version]

Concerts where “All Day” has been played

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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