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Kanye West – Runaway f. Pusha T [CDQ]

blame it on Shake September 13, 2010

Click to watch VMA performance.

Kanye and Pusha debuted their collaboration last night at the VMAs. Now we get the CDQ, courtesy of Flex. I also put together an unofficial cover (in the same fashion as Ye’s previous releases) in case y’all wanted something for your iPods. Check for that after the jump.

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  • Booty Nuggets


  • Booty Nuggets

    Been waitin’ for this track since the VMAs!

  • David


  • Nateq

    i didnt know u could stay all that shit on tv. iono maybe cuz it was just the fact he was kanye. great track tho.

  • Ignorant Genius

    Booty Nuggets, you’re a faggot for saying first, and for choosing that name.

    Anyway, this sounds kinda weird….Not so sure it’s fully mastered…

  • CP

    isnt mastered

  • spooky

    I thought the performance was boring, but this is dope. Random ass ballet dancers… WTF was that?

  • kofi

    The live version is better…but it’s Kanye and with him the live version of most his songs are better then the studio cuts.

  • I’m sure the official track will be released Friday

  • sideshowRaheem

    Doesn’t sound mastered….Ye’s vocals are too high in the mix.

  • spooky

    I take that back, I hate Kanye’s singing.

  • ThatGuy23

    This isnt mastered at all. but happy to have the a non Live version in my iTunes. Pusha is ill!!!

  • mtrx

    Song of the year.

  • Shakefucksmeka

    Gay song but you fags’ll like it

  • Rio$

    pusha t>

  • Leo

    This song is the shit


    word it sounded WAY better live now its just boring for some reason its also missing the samples only hot thing is the Beat and Hook verses both sucked

  • vlado


  • Dre


  • Man I Like This Song,

  • dunk


  • Ben

    @Dennis Pusha T is half of the duo Clipse, along with his brother Malice. They always make sick music. I’d check out their last album, ‘Til The Casket Drops.

  • kanee

    i came.

  • hmmop

    pusha is 1/2 of the clipse


    @dennis please i recommend you do not check out any Clipse Album they both fucking SUCK

  • Ben

    @Dennis Also, I would try not typing in all fucking caps.

  • Hater

    Sucks. Kanye sucks. Pusha and Clipse is 10X doper than anything Kanye EVER did. I hate that Pusha’s watering himself down on this.

  • Ben

    @SayAHHHHH nice dude, that was super informative, and you managed to not sound like a douchebag. congrats

  • SayAHHHHH< troll.

  • I’ll keep the Live version too, cause I like the samples & just that overall feel.

    This is good too though, we’ll get a mastered version maybe on G.O.O.D Friday?

  • Dre

    This should have featured cudi since he is a asshole

  • Hater

    Whoever said both Clipse albums suck (there’s 3) doesn’t know shit about hip hop. Go play in traffic. Clipse is some of the only LYRICISTS in the 2000’s. Everybody else spent the 2000’s talkin about name brands and other bullshit cause they got paid to talk about Gucci and Fendi and all kinds of other name brands their broke asses aint NEVER had. Clipse is the fuckin truth bro. Underground. Skill. Talent. Unlike all that bullshit you listen to.


    @dennis please i recommend you do not listen to anything that comes out of my mouth, which is full of cum because i fucking SUCK

  • Shake u shud put tht its t the mastered version.
    yea still lookin fwd to pushas solo wonder wat it will sound like

  • Kanye Fanye. Who Kares? Not me a bee in a tree, yippidy tee. No one likes Kanye and the Clipse is no more. This proves Clipse just talks never actually slang crap[.

  • Kris

    sounds out of tune.

  • LOOK AT CHA!!!!!

  • pvader

    is this gonna be on dtf?

  • knowing kanye, he’ll remix/master this 10 more times before it’s officially released haha.

  • maddix

    yo just because it is a kanye west son gdoesnt mean you have to like it this is just idk umm lets see. . . .DISTASTEFUL!

  • *i mean NOT the mastered version lol
    again..dope song..and shake we know u got that final version lurking around sumwhere have mercy on us..

  • Can we get an Artwork by Shake cover?

  • Haha Aight Aight Thhnx

  • JAyP

    yeah I like the VMA one better with the samples it had more of a feel to it this one sounds a little plain but still good none the less!

  • Pusha T is dope.



  • GeorgeCostanza

    i smell a peanut gallery….if you dont like it, dont take time out of your ‘busy day’ to hate.

  • the deal

    so does kanyes CD have an official title yet?

  • chris_martian

    hahahahahaha lol @ c section comments ,LMAO
    clipse sucks¿¿¿ hahaha what what what.. .
    i can’t belive this words,less in this years.clipse is still one of my basics things for love hip hop

  • Vic D

    This sucks. Same thing happened with Wayne and “Gossip”…

  • I want kanyes dick in my wattering mouth! :p

  • 2dopeboyez

    hate the singing but the songs nice

  • MonsterBoi

    this song is aight i dont see why its so much hype over the new kanye stuff

  • mastermasturbater

    production is hard

  • BrOOkLyNZz FiNeSt


  • added an unofficial cover incase yall wanted something for the ipods

  • Saga

    Well since this new song released i wonder what other new song will ome out on Friday? what you guys think?

  • uzi

    cosign MonsterBoi

  • Saga

    oh btw thanx Shake

  • BrOOkLyNZz FiNeSt

    on good friday this song is gonna be dropped mastered and with autotune in the end

  • T0KS


  • HomieOmey

    Wow, I’m a Pusha stan and I loved the performance, but this is awful.

  • Dre

    after a second listen i have to ask is this kanye’s coming out the closet song? Im still gonna support anything he does but im really waiting on cudi’s album

  • chris_martian

    yeah @ POLO_CRAZY_67


    I ment BOTH Malice and Pusha T SUCK! and i have groupies now who are trying to pretend they’re me I FEEL SPECIAL!

  • who else

    This needs some serious mastering. Maybe add a couple of voiceover work or something. The performance was better.

  • jay

    performance was tight but the actually track kanye singing way to much need more rappin yeah i liked the added samples in the performance but yeah performance was super dope

  • Grade A




  • CABNumber

    DAM where’s the emotion?The live version sounds so much better. Dope track none the lees It sounded better with those samples to.

  • xb

    there used to be intelligent people on this site until the wayne and drake fans from WSHH came,

  • detoir

    lol 2pac been dead, who cares about “95 LOL

  • tasty

    man the CDQ shows how much Pusha really murks this shit. I wish Kanye would be rapping a little more over this shit. Can’t wait for a G.O.O.D remix.

  • thecollegecurb


  • craigRmani

    didnt like it when performed, dont like it now.

  • DAME

    yeah, he wouldnt keep this as the final version.

  • olugbam

    1. kanye singing is rough on the ears.
    2. i hope this shit ain’t mastered
    3. Shake, if you want Kanye to pick up the album art, stick with the format: Title, then the artists.

  • DaRichKid

    Fuck tupac.

  • qp

    I am hoping when Kanye drops the final mixed version for this, that it will have the samples on there, because they seemed to accompany the song so nicely in the live performance.

  • this and the live version will do until friday.. its coo

  • Cinco

    I just wan his Fuken album already every single he’s dropped has been fire i jus wanna know what the final is guna sound like, Kanye is the fucking maneee

  • RSX

    Kanye sings better live than in the studio.

  • van

    Fuck DaRichKid

  • chief rocka

    I am hoping when Kanye drops the final mixed version for this, that it will have the samples on there, because they seemed to accompany the song so nicely in the live performance.
    ^^^ co-sign

    the live version shits on this. I’ve had that tv rip on repeat today but this is headed to the trash.

  • Dre

    aint good music day tomorrow??? Ye’s album dropping tomorrow like he said??????????????


  • jFerosa


    Fuck Tupac? U obviously have NO IDEA what real hip hop is. Go listen to pop u faggot ass mawfucka.

  • GR

    The beginning reminds me of Inception. Is it sampled?

  • bz0

    shake, you make the worst cover art of all time, but i like your leaks.

  • Dre

    aint good music day tomorrow??? Ye’s album dropping tomorrow like he said???????????

  • GR

    And I neeed those samples on this song!

  • yaboy78676

    THIS ISNT MASTERED u can tell by the chorus his last verse he mumbles

  • @isp23

    alt cover art

    http: //img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/gyeah/RUNAWAY2.png

  • MOFO

    either way so far i haven’t been let down by mr. west
    def going 2 check out his album, unlike his last album :/

  • yeah


    Where have you been? There is no G.O.O.D. Music Day. The album is dropping November something

  • Dre


    OHHHHH ok, i was like wtf!!!

  • This song is so dope, obviously not mastered, but I’m glad that that major distortion on the last hook is gone in the studio version, maybe the samples and ish will be in the mastered version

  • It’s Me ;)

    i just want the instrumental

  • *makes loop, cues nigga remix syndrome, sits in fetal position until friday.*

  • Dre

    Bored, bout to hook this up with some alternate art myself.

    When im finished it will show up on my tumblr so follow me!!!

  • DoubleClutch95

    The best record to drop in 2010! Kayne x Pusha = Hip Hop at it finest!!! GOOD Music>>>>>Young Money/Cash Money…

  • ToBeReallyHonest

    Pretty sure this isn’t mastered. Bet this is the track that’s gonna have Big Sean on it. Until the Final version this will have to do in my iPhone.

  • Fuck Kanye.

  • red

    Hey 2DBZ you’re boyfriend put out a mixtape. You know who I’m talking about.

  • yeah


    Im almost positive the track with Big Sean on it was G.O.O.D. Friday

  • technique.

    thanks for the border removing option big homie

  • this is trash he need to let someone else sing

  • but the beat is tight

  • huh?

    I just busted a nut on how good this song is; instant classic.

  • Dope, but doesn’t sound master….still its DOPE. Good to see Pusha T wit that GOOD Music fam!

  • Ca$h!

    Good shit.

  • al-Aqsa

    I love this song too… But I WANT the vocals he did live in the end to be in the studio version. We’ll see if we get an updated version on Friday or possibly tomorrow on iTunes.

  • DK

    Not gonna lie i liked the live version alot better but its still pretty dope.

  • Mr. Bimbo

    Live versions are always better

  • Phishscale

    Feelin’ the live version more, but it’s nice to here Pusha’s unedited verse. He kills this shit.

  • damnright

    no way this is the final version. i wish kanye would just get someone to sing his hooks. he just isn’t a good singer. it’s such a good hook too.

  • whitemamba

    live version was obviously better because of the energy behind it from both ye and pusha.. also the samples. i wish the samples were in there.

    still pretty dope. like most have said, we’ll probably hear a different mastered version.



  • Dope shit. Is it me, or is Pusha T mad underrated?(Not only based on this song)

  • DoubleClutch95

    @Young Mo Fo

    Yea Pusha it definitely underrated.

    But Pharrell said it best “Jay-Z, T.I., Jeezy, Drake and all of your favorite rappers love the clipse’s work”

  • jasonX

    kanye had to sing sing this concept…O THE IRONY!

  • Dre

    AYYYY follow me on tumblr for a dope alternate cover,click my name(damn i sound desperate) but do it!!!

  • DOPE..Seriously Cannot wait for the album.

  • yeah id like to hear those “who got ya”s mixed in like the live version.

  • toneD

    F swizz beatz!!!
    KANYE is the best f’n producer!

  • LouieIV

    nice work on the artwork shake thanks

  • thhis sounds terrible man wtf

  • Busy

    you can tell its not mastered, his dubs sounds wack. most def not mixed. hopefully he looks at the footage of his performace and realizes how dope it was an that the song should take you out of ur seat rather then put you to sleep… loved the performace, highly disappointed at this but ill patiently wait till friday…….

  • Dre

    YO check out my artwork, click my name!!

  • Kanye album gona be one of the best shit a niga done ever put on a cd.

  • this is jus like love lock down 1st we heard the live version den the unmastered version came out den finally the mastered version came out later

  • mmkayy

    this beat is insane………….that is all

  • John

    i gotta say, i was so hyped over that beat from the trailer, but then i heard the song, and the concept is so wack. i don’t wanna sound like a hater, but this beat deserved better. i hope they change up the lyrics and concept for the album, because this beat is slick. i can’t wait to hear what some other rappers do to this beat.

  • Ryan.T.


  • cam


  • lak3rzf4n

    damn, kanye is wearing way too much red in that photo. at least do some color coordination, don’t look like you just got spray painted…

  • Bowmore

    LMAO at people
    1) Not knowing who Clipse is
    2) Saying Clipse is wack

    We Got It 4 Cheap I-III & Hell Hath No Fury are classics

    That said, this track if fucking terrible. Pusha T on G.O.O.D. = fail.

  • Clipse was and always will be dope forever. Lord willin was an instant classic. Street bangers for real. Now they are on good music and will bring more bangers. Clipse & Kanye Beats MAJOR.

  • JL

    The beat…I like. But what they do with it ruins the song. Disappointing

  • Stoner

    This is fucking wack where the fuck is some cudi shit bitch

  • Dave

    great opening line

  • Shit, it’s awesome. The beat, lyrics… 2010 is gonna be Kanye’s year. Shout out to all the Mr.West fans!
    For all the haters.. Men, y’all not in hip hop no more if you didn’t like this track.
    To people talking about Pac. We respect the nigga and we do talk about it. But now, it’s time to say a word about the rapper, who’s alive and had just dropped the bomb.
    Let’s have a toast for HIP HOP.

  • robo

    Wake Me up when this shit gets exciting~ zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • tatties

    Needs a heavier bassline in the background, and a singer with a not too strong vocal on the chorus. Sounding good so far.

  • MikeJud


  • pitironi

    the beginning is just dope. the chrous is also dope. i don’t care if it’s auto-tuned. great song. kanye never dissappoints – mostly!

  • i am so hyped for this album. the most hyped i’ve been..

  • SEAN

    this is terrible. he actually sat down and wrote this garbage ?

  • Runaway x1000 > Power

    Know. That.

  • TE

    Its nothing like the VMA one, Wheres the adlibs and samples…?

  • JemGQ

    Runaway – Lyrics


    And I always find, yeah, I always find something wrong
    You been putting up with my sh– just way too long
    I’m so gifted at finding what I don’t like the most
    So I think its time for us to have a toast

    Let’s have a toast for the douche bags!
    Let’s have a toast for the a–holes!
    Let’s have a toast for the scumbags!
    Every one of them that I know
    Let’s have a toast for the jerk-offs
    That’ll never take work off
    Baby, I got a plan
    Run away fast as you can

    She find pictures in my e-mail
    I sent this girl a picture of my, d–k
    I don’t know what it is with females
    But I’m not too good with that, sh-t
    See, I could have me a good girl
    And still be addicted to them hood rats
    And I just blame everything on you
    At least you know that’s what I’m good at

    See, I always find
    And I always find
    Yeah, I always find something wrong
    You been putting up with my sh– just way too long
    I’m so gifted at finding what I don’t like the most
    So I think it’s time for us to have a toast

    Let’s have a toast for the douche bags!
    Let’s have a toast for the a–holes!
    Let’s have a toast for the scumbags!
    Every one of them that I know
    Let’s have a toast for the jerk-offs
    That’ll never take work off
    Baby, I got a plan
    Run away fast as you can

    R-r-ru-ru-ru-run away
    Run away from me, baby
    (Look at, look at, look at, look at you)
    Run away from me, baby
    (Look at you, look at you, look at you)
    Run away
    Run away from me, baby

    (Pusha T)

    24/7, 365, Jenny stays on my mind
    I-I-I-I did it, all right, all right, I admit it
    Now pick your best move, you could leave or live with it
    Ichabod Crane with that Lamborghini top off
    Split and go where? Back to wearing knockoffs, huh?
    Knock it off, Neimans, shop it off
    Let’s talk over mai tais, waitress, top it off
    (Mother——s) Wanna fly in your Freddy loafers
    You can’t blame ‘em, they ain’t never seen Versace sofas
    Every bag, every blouse, every bracelet
    Comes with a price tag, baby, face it
    You should leave if you can’t accept the basics
    Plenty bitches in the baller-players’ matrix
    Invisibly set, the Rolex is faceless
    I’m just young, rich and tasteless


    Oh, I haven’t f—ed up in so long
    You been putting up with my sh– just way too long
    I’m so gifted at finding what I don’t like the most
    So I think it’s time for us to have a toast
    (Ladies and gentlemen!)
    Yeah, I always find something so wrong
    You been putting up with my sh– just way too long
    I’m so gifted at finding what I don’t like the most
    So I think it’s time for us to have a toast

    Let’s have a toast for the douche bags!
    Let’s have a toast for the a–holes!
    Let’s have a toast for the scumbags!
    Every one of them that I know
    Let’s have a toast for the jerk-offs
    That’ll never take work off
    Baby, I got a plan
    Run away fast as you can

  • My Momma Told Me To Say Fuck Yall

    Need the mastered version nd put cudi on the hook nd an extra verse from Ye nd we good, cuz this shit sounds not good but good song tho.

  • Clipse are oveRr No one cares about the clipse? you guys are crazy. the amount of ignorance on this comment section is overwhelming.

  • DisNigRo

    This is def not done. I’ll wait until the album drops. Goodbye 2dobeboyz. I’ll be back when his album drops.

  • J

    Poetry in motion, artistic, whatever you want to call it. You really gotta vibe with this song and feel the emotions. I’ll bet $100 he would have put Wayne on this song if my mad wasn’t in Rikers. Imagine Wayne walking out on stage instead of Pusha T. Would have been a legendary moment.

  • Wladamir

    Let’s have a toast for the douche bags!
    Let’s have a toast for the a–holes!
    Let’s have a toast for the scumbags!

    There is nothing “poetry in motion” or “artistic” about these lines. Kanye is an emo tabloid bitch nowadays. Wish he’d stick to producing. Co-sign everything Bowmore said too.

  • boston

    honestly the live version was better….still like the track, but what happened to a straight HIPHOP album….quit with the singing already….FUCK

  • ImSoGood

    This song is trash. The beat was dope live, but this ain’t Hip-Hop son.

  • MusicUS

    Live version is better…

  • leeeeeroyjenkins

    yeeeee kanye is still the god at producing tracks! but pusha’s verse was a disappointment.. i see a better album version coming out

  • Nicholas

    dope production but lyrics was disappointment
    cant wait for album version
    dont hate on me
    still gonna download it

  • DaRichKid

    People are so sensitive.

  • S

    The samples won’t be in the final version because he used the exact same samples in live fast die young about month ago

  • al-Aqsa


    Wrong. The only sample of the 3 he used in Runaway (Live) that was on Live Fast was the obvious “And I wanna see how you all look like beautiful stars out tonight”. That’s the only one. I would not doubt he would use it again for the final version of this completely different song. I love how people on here think there speculations are facts.

  • al-Aqsa


  • herb

    Link dead b

  • Jon

    yea this is def a rough version. beats crazy! and I’m pretty sure these vocals will be corrected for the final version…. I hope. But Loving the idea.

  • c e

    sounds like kid cudi wrote his shit for this one

  • aNON


  • just some nigga

    wack *smh*

  • seems like painful hemorrhoid.

  • life version was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better wit the samples and all…and ye’s vocals sound fucked…hope we get a mastered version

  • there’s no energy in this shit….live version energy shoulda been in this shit…sounds super lazy

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  • YouImTellinTheTruth2

    @spocket is a faggot

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