Kanye West f/ Kid Cudi & Raekwon “Gorgeous” (2010)

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

No I.D.: “That’s another one we did in Hawaii. I had the music already, and Kanye had the drums. That’s how we worked a lot of times, either he had the music and I had the drums or vice versa. I played the beat for him and he put it in the sampler and he did his little stutter step with it and it hit immediately.

 

That’s how we worked a lot of times, either [Kanye] had the music and I had the drums or vice versa. I played the beat for him and he put it in the sampler and he did his little stutter step with it and it hit immediately.

 

“That was right around the time when Jay Electronica dropped ‘Exhibit C’ and I remember I said ‘Jay Electronica is the new guy, he’s dope,’ and Ye was real mad, like, ‘What? I’m the guy, I’m the guy’ and he went in and spazzed out on it.

“We put Cudi on there, and then Raekwon was added to it. It’s Kanye’s call who to put on there, as he’ll work on a song until it comes out. Sometimes we’re not even around when changes get made. Most of the time I like the changes, and sometimes I’m like ‘Really?’ but you can’t go wrong with Chef Raekwon. [Laughs.]”