Kanye West’s ‘White Dress’: Rapper Returning To Earlier Sound

A new bit of Kanye West Music has made its way to the internet. “White Dress,” a song off the soundtrack of the upcoming RZA film “Man With the Iron Fists,” is a welcome return to the older, more thoughtful flow of early Kanye.

The snippet posted on Pusha-T’s website sees West empathizing with his “baby,” a woman who is trying to better herself and her style.

It’s also a song about taking a woman from the nightclub to the altar (where she’ll be wearing a white dress). RZA rapped West’s hook in a red carpet appearance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. It goes like this: “I seen you in the club in a tight dress, but I picture you in church with a white dress.” (Endearingly, RZA went on to explain the lyric’s meaning: “So that’s basically talking about, you know, some of these girls, you know, you want to make a wife out of them. But they got to get it together.”)

Yes, the woman currently occupying the dress-wearing role in West’s life is Kim Kardashian. So yes, this could be a song about Kanye wanting to marry Kim. Or it could be a song about characters from the film. Or it could be a song about anyone. Come for the gossip, stay for the music?

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