SCENE 1: While I have no idea what Kanye was attempting to achieve with the religious overtones in "Devil in a New Dress", the calm before the storm of an inevitably doomed relationship is an experience I'd like to assume most adults can relate to. Kanye's contribution serves as a prequel to the brilliant "Blame Game", which is sequenced on the tail-end of the same album.
SCENE 2: The instrumentation that transitions between GOOD and Maybach music completely justifies this song clocking in at nearly six minutes.
SCENE 3: I've heard an overwhelming amount of both criticism and praise for Rozay's verse in recent weeks. Naysayers claim he's rambling off-topic, while Team RAWSE suggests he's responsible for the single greatest performance on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In my personal opinion both sides of the spectrum are neglecting the big picture. I really do believe Kanye requested Ross provide his signature bravado in an effort to balance the song's initial depressing quality. That guitar riff hafway through the song wasn't just a result of "more cow bell" disease. It represented Mr. West diving off the mountain top and turning into a golden eagle. Think about it.
Kanye West & Rick Ross - Devil in a New Dress