Kid Cudi's "Make Her Say" (2009)
Album: Man on the Moon: The End of Days
Producer: Kanye West
Label: Dream-On/G.O.O.D Music/Universal Motown
Over a brilliant flip of Lady Gaga’s worldwide smash “Poker face,” the good fellas at G.O.O.D. Music took one pop hit and turned it into another one. Produced by and featuring Ye, “Make Her Say” was originally titled “I Poke Her Face,” but the title was changed for obvious reasons. That was a good call on the label's part, because “Make Her Say” went on to be a radio hit, and led to both Cudi and Kanye touring with Gaga (kind of).
Kanye rapped about poking the faces of younger women—but not before checking ID first. “Born in 88/How old is that? Old enough.” Gotta be safe, right?