Producer: Kanye West
Album: Watch The Throne
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation/Def Jam
Fans cried foul when the dream team of Kanye West and Jay-Z dropped “H.A.M.” as Watch The Throne's first single. Apparently, hearing Jay and 'Ye over a microwaved Lex Luger beat wasn't really what people wanted. So The Throne went back to the drawing board and returned with that old soul—Otis Redding to be exact. With a perfectly chopped sample of Otis's “Try A Little Tenderness,” the duo were able to recapture that vintage sound fans were longing for, with the reckless stunting we expected. Plus Jay claimed he invented swag. It's the kind of luxury rap you can destroy your Maybach to.