The 100 Best Kanye West Songs

1. Kanye West "Can't Tell Me Nothing" (2007)

Album: Graduation
Producer: Kanye West, DJ Toomp
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam


If there were one song to describe Kanye West and his career, this would be it. A statement, a promise, and a motto—"Can't Tell Me Nothin'" set the tone for his defiant third album, Graduation; and gave West his first-ever street anthem.

Attaining the almost impossible, this track resonated with hip-hop purists, college dropouts, and trap stars alike. Recruiting the red-hot DJ Toomp to co-produce the track and inviting Jeezy to add his patented ad-libs was the icing on the cake. This song marks the exact moment in West's career when he went from rapper to international superstar.

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