2. Kanye West "Flashing Lights" f/ Dwele (2007)
Producer: Kanye West, Eric Hudson
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Flashing lights were something Kanye was very familiar with, so it seemed fitting that he made a song about them. By 2007, Kanye couldn’t step out of his house without paparazzi lenses and flash bulbs snapping his every move. Moreover he spent his nights at exclusive clubs around the globe that were dark and only illuminated by flashing fluorescent lights.
With Dwele supplying the hook, Ye rapped about one of favorite topics—complicated relationships with the opposite sex—over this electronic-tinged monster. The “Flashing Lights” music video was every bit as memorable as the song, featuring a bound and gagged Yeezy being bludgeoned to death in the trunk of a car by the super sexy Rita G. Whaat he might have done to deserve such treatment is left in the darkness of our imaginations.