Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss Again (Remix)" (2003)
Album: The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
Producer: The Neptunes
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
If two versions weren’t already enough, Kanye threw his hat in the ring for his own rendition of “La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)”—complete with his own verse tacked on the end. Pharrell’s version of “La La La” was hard-hitting and aggressive, and Kanye's remake was every bit as enthralling.
While Yeezy’s straight-to-mixtape version didn’t get the glossy video treatment that Pharrell’s did, 'Ye was able to fly under the radar and take playful jabs at Big Brother’s boo Beyoncé (whose relationship with Jay was still somewhat "unofficial" at the time): “So you take the Destiny’s Child girl in the coupe/And I’ma try to bag the ones that got kicked out the group.”