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