Posted by , Aug 25, 2016 at 10:48am
Revisiting Kanye West's early collaborations with Jay Z, Ludacris, The Game, & others.

"I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye" - Kanye

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Now a titanic figure in American music, Kanye West first made inroads into the music industry as a producer for Roc-a-Fella records. His talents on the MPC were so immense that he only got his record deal as a rapper so that they label could have access to his production.

Click through the gallery to revisit Kanye West's best productions from 2001-2005, the first stage of his career in which he worked with Jay Z, Ludacris, Talib Kweli, Alicia Keys, The Game, and many others.

This list, whittled down from 25+ to 10, excludes songs from College Dropout and Late Registration.

#TBT: The Best Kanye West Beats From 2001-2005

Revisiting Kanye West's early collaborations with Jay Z, Ludacris, The Game, & others.


"I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye" - Kanye

***

Now a titanic figure in American music, Kanye West first made inroads into the music industry as a producer for Roc-a-Fella records. His talents on the MPC were so immense that he only got his record deal as a rapper so that they label could have access to his production.

Click through the gallery to revisit Kanye West's best productions from 2001-2005, the first stage of his career in which he worked with Jay Z, Ludacris, Talib Kweli, Alicia Keys, The Game, and many others.

This list, whittled down from 25+ to 10, excludes songs from College Dropout and Late Registration.

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