The chick is simply Bananas! Jay Brown first introduced us in Europe, ” This is my artist Melanie, I’m gonna ask Ye if we can do a few of these dates with you guys.” And so we ripped Europe apart for the next few weeks- Consequence (I featured on his set), Mr. Hudson (I did backing vocals on his), Melanie Fiona, Santogold, and us (Kanye). Anyway, that’s when I knew that o’girl was “up next!” For the last nine months or so, I’ve been rocking her six song promotional sampler c.d. for her album, The Bridge that’s expected out this month. I’m sure you know the single “Give It To Me Right“. Anyway, I’m out in Queens, the other day, in the studio and one of my guys asked me, “You up on this Melanie Fiona Mix tape with Quest Love?” I wasn’t. I downloaded it. Ironically, later that evening when we were downtown at Cipriani for the G-Shock show, I run in to who else, Melanie. ”Hey I got a new…” … “I know, a new mixtape.” Now I have a real copy. Ya wanna hear it, here it goes!