The Ten Best Songs Produced By Kanye West

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 6 years ago '12        #101
kylefall 26 heat pts26 OP
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Thought I'd clarify that this article was about the

TEN BEST SONGS (not beats) produced by Kanye West.

Production involves more than just a beat, and he did PRODUCE every single song on the list. Anyway...

 raw51188 said:
that was the worst top 10 ive ever seen....like, in anything
Let's see your list!

Also thank you guys so much for checking out the list / article. I’m glad you are all posting your favorites since the point of the article was to outline how much great music Kanye has contributed to the world and how people should stop dissing him. Of course our lists aren’t going to be the same, he’s put out too much good music and we are different people who relate to different things. The point is he impacts most peoples lives, in a very positive way. So quit with the hating on Yeezy. Whether you agree with my picks or not is irrelevant. I don't care that's not what this is about.
 6 years ago '04        #102
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 08-22-2012, 08:00 AM         #103
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 Killa said:


Kanye.......


The G.O.A.T. Producer?

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Dilla >
 6 years ago '10        #104
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Don't forget about This Way
 6 years ago '10        #105
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 ><>Young'n<>< said:
My personal favourites

1. Scarface - Heaven
2. Common - Be
3. Jay-Z - Encore
4. Scarface - Guess Who's Back
5. Common - Faithful
6. Smitty w/ Scarface & John Legend - Ghetto
7. Scarface/Jay/Beanie - Can't Be Life
8. Kanye West - Good Morning
9. Jay-Z - Lucifer
10. Kanye West - Lost In The World

gotta mention: flashing lights, all of the lights, champion, through the wire, we major, selfish, overnight celebrity, say you will, welcome to heartbreak and in cold blood

dude steps up to another level whenever Scarface jumps on a track.
Finally someone said Encore
 6 years ago '10        #106
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Can't believe no one mentioned this yet.


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 6 years ago '04        #107
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Ye murdered this one
 6 years ago '06        #108
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 HoLLiwood Heyti said:
Hate that fu*king list, here's mines anyway hate away
1. Diamonds From - kanye west
2. Spaceship - kanye
3. You don't know my name - alicia keys
4. Sky might fall - kid cudi
5. Selfish - slum village
6. Say you will - kanye
7. Slow jamz - twista
8. Down and out - cam'ron
9. Runaway -kanye
10. The people - common

I prop you good sir
 6 years ago '07        #109
Bullseye 60 heat pts60
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First of all, he did NOT produce "Flashing Lights", so take that off the list. Second of all, how can these not be included?... :jacmonson:



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 6 years ago '04        #110
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List is decent.
 6 years ago '12        #111
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 Bullseye said:
First of all, he did NOT produce "Flashing Lights", so take that off the list. Second of all, how can these not be included?... :jacmonson:








First of all it would be great if you read the thread before adding your input, since this has already been addressed MULTIPLE times.

Second of all

Flashing Lights
Single by Kanye West featuring Dwele
from the album Graduation
Released November 12, 2007
(see release history)
Format Digital download, 12" single, CD single
Recorded 2007
Chalice Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Chung King Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:57
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer(s) Kanye West, Eric Hudson
Producer Kanye West, Eric Hudson
 6 years ago '10        #112
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I don't give a sh*t if he covered, but through the wire is top 5 hip hop beats ever!! U can't help but nod your head to the whole song... It will go down as top 5 best songs in my life time..





Not trolling
 6 years ago '08        #113
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 kylefall said:
First of all it would be great if you read the thread before adding your input, since this has already been addressed MULTIPLE times.

Second of all

Flashing Lights
Single by Kanye West featuring Dwele
from the album Graduation
Released November 12, 2007
(see release history)
Format Digital download, 12" single, CD single
Recorded 2007
Chalice Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Chung King Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:57
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer(s) Kanye West, Eric Hudson
Producer Kanye West, Eric Hudson


Q: How complete were the actual beat and arrangement for “Flashing Lights” when it was played for Kanye? What were some things that were done to the song in post-production?

A: The entire beat was complete when I played the track for him. All that we added to the track was a live string section on top of the synth strings. He ended up writing the song the same night I played the track for him.



sorry
 6 years ago '12        #114
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 Soda Pop said:
Q: How complete were the actual beat and arrangement for “Flashing Lights” when it was played for Kanye? What were some things that were done to the song in post-production?

A: The entire beat was complete when I played the track for him. All that we added to the track was a live string section on top of the synth strings. He ended up writing the song the same night I played the track for him.



sorry
Define: production

pro·duc·tion/prəˈdəkSHən/

Noun:
The action of making or manufacturing from components or raw materials, or the process of being so manufactured

As I stated earlier there are many other production related jobs other than constructing the beat. Who mixed the vocal tracks? Who added the strings? Who mastered the song?

Congratulations on Hudson writing the instrumental, he did not produce the entire song. Kanye has a production credit for a reason, and it comes first for a reason.
 6 years ago '05        #115
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 Soda Pop said:
Fixed

The Ye List

1.We Major
2.This Can't Be Life-Jay-z/Guess Who's Back-Scarface
3.The Truth/Nuthin Like It-Beanie Seigal
3.Never Change-Jay-z
4.Jesus Walks/The Cool-Lupe Fiasco
5.The Food(Common)/Takeover(Jay-z)
6.I Wonder/Spaceships
7.Get Bye-Talib Kweli/Lucifer-Jay-Z
8.Overnight Celebrity/Slow Jams-Twista
9.Still Dreamin-Nas
10.Stronger/All Falls Down

Honorable Mention: Thru The Wire, Stand Up & Brand New
I would add Swagger Like US though instead of "I Wonder"
 6 years ago '10        #116
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 Ironik said:
i believe just blaze did testify, only song on LR not produced by kanye
No, sir.

Testify is a Commn song from the album Be which was produced by Kanye.

You're thinking about Touch The Sky which was produced be Just Blaze.
 08-22-2012, 09:57 AM         #117
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that lucifer song is one of my fav jay songs. i agree with that being number 1...the production is amazing there
 6 years ago '08        #118
Soda Pop 7 heat pts
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 kylefall said:
Define: production

pro·duc·tion/prəˈdəkSHən/

Noun:
The action of making or manufacturing from components or raw materials, or the process of being so manufactured

As I stated earlier there are many other production related jobs other than constructing the beat. Who mixed the vocal tracks? Who added the strings? Who mastered the song?

Congratulations on Hudson writing the instrumental, he did not produce the entire song. Kanye has a production credit for a reason, and it comes first for a reason.
That sole reason is that he is Kanye West, Kanye doesn't play any string instruments, and even if he did he would be credited as the person who played the strings. If you want tell me he vocally produced the song then he would get a credit for vocal production. Mixing and mastering of the song would credit him as an engineer. He didn't produce this man let it go, there documented evidence of Kanye playing tracks for dudes back in the day that weren't his, it's business. He's still a lyrical motherfu*kin wordsmith genius.

He also didn't do Big Brother, Can't Tell Me Nothing, And I really don't think he produced anything on WTT.
 6 years ago '12        #119
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 Soda Pop said:
That sole reason is that he is Kanye West, Kanye doesn't play any string instruments, and even if he did he would be credited as the person who played the strings. If you want tell me he vocally produced the song then he would get a credit for vocal production. Mixing and mastering of the song would credit him as an engineer. He didn't produce this man let it go, there documented evidence of Kanye playing tracks for dudes back in the day that weren't his, it's business. He's still a lyrical motherfu*kin wordsmith genius.

He also didn't do Big Brother, Can't Tell Me Nothing, And I really don't think he produced anything on WTT.
The issue I take is with the fact that people make this argument against half his tracks. People were saying the same thing about "Power" a few pages back despite him literally saying he spent roughly 5000 hours on the composition of the track. Of course E. Hudson is gonna take all the credit. You really think that sh*t comes out like that without Yeezy touching it? "Oh he added a couple of strings" YEAH RIGHT. It's fu*kin YE.

All I'm reading about here is Hudson sending Kanye an incomplete track, that never made it to airwaves in that version. Edited by Kanye during post-production (maybe even production) and crediting Kanye West as a producer. There is no version of Flashing Lights in existence Kanye didn't have a hand in the production in.

I'm aware he didn't do the song Big Brother. He also isn't credited for it anywhere. Unlike this song, where he is credited on just about every single writeup ever written about it.
 6 years ago '12        #120
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 FeezyF said:
what about be (intro) .. all of the lights? .. run this town.. this n*gga has too many great beats..

yeezus
Absolutely, so many good tracks. Person to go first with their list definitely can't win lol. Either way I'm happy about all the insight. All Of The Lights has been repeated so many times in this thread, I was unaware it was so popular.
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