Kanye West Samples Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" on Kid Cudi's "Make Her Say"
Kid Cudi was the first known MC to rap over a Lady Gaga sample. Kanye West, who produced the record, said he was inspired by her acoustic performance of “Poker Face” on YouTube. The sampled vocals together with scratches from DJ A-Trak gave “Make Her Say” an airy backdrop for Cudi, 'Ye, and Common's raps about female conquests. It was an extroverted hip-hop cut that heightened the anticipation for Cudder’s debut, Man On The Moon: The End of Day.