You might think I'm totally, utterly corny for saying so but I don't think this is all that ill lyrically. Production-wise, eventish-wise, it really is a huge number but no one's really saying anything special. Nikki has a stand-out verse at the end but both Ye & Jay just fall flat in my opinion. We've heard the same sentiments over and over again from them. You can tell Ross' 4-bar opening lines are dated and the mix is just weak. All in all, I was pretty disappointed. Good thing it isn't the final version.
Listen/Download Monster - Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nikki Minaj & Bon Iver (Dirty, Unmastered) (NR link)
I've already heard from a few trusted sources that this is NOT a good representation of what's to come and Kanye is barely scraping the plate. He put some crazy news out yesterday announcing that him and Hov are releasing a 5-song EP called, "Watch The Throne" any day now. No more information is available right now.