11. Kanye West f/ T-Pain "Good Life" (2007)
Producer: Kanye West, DJ Toomp, Mike Dean
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Before Yeezy went Auto-Tune crazy on 808s & Heartbreak, he recruited T-Pain, the new and undisputed king of the vocal effect, for Graduation’s smash single “Good Life.” Kanye always had a passion for flashin’, and on “Good Life,” he stunted about the best things in life—some of which are free.
Over a sped-up “P.Y.T.” sample, Yeezy delivers some early #hashtag raps, featuring words for the haters who give him those salty looks. #Lawry’s. He also delivers the hilariously crude “snakes on a plane” line about oral love in the friendly skies. It wasn’t hard to tell Kanye was having a blast on this track.
“Good Life” was tailor-made for partying and living it up during the warm side of the calendar. Kanye even coined the phrase “Summertime Chi,” now the most obnoxious hashtag you’ll find on Twitter throughout the oh-so-short summer in Chicago.