Kanye West “Dark Fantasy” (2010)

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

No I.D.: “That actually started out as a Blueprint 3 record. It was going to be the intro for that album. Then Jay changed his mind, so we revamped the record and gave it to Drake. That record ended up going through a lot of phases. While I was in Hawaii, RZA came down and had a beat—but before that Pete Rock had given us a beat and then he ripped the drums and made it the rap part of it. The parts that me and Ye did was the chorus and the musical parts.

“Everything was done separately and a lot of different people contributed. Then Nicki did the intro and it went crazy. That’s one of my favorite records, just because of all the emotions that came with it.”