Album: Quality
Producer: Kanye West
Label: Rawkus

Talib Kweli was an early Kanye West supporter. So much, in fact, that he tapped Yeezy (who was still pretty much unknown) to tour with him in 2002. He also snagged a few Yeezy beats for his Quality album. The standout of the bunch was “Get By,” which took on a life of its own, and became Kweli’s most commercially successful record to date. In turn, it commanded an all-star remix. High profile names like Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, and Kanye joined backpack rap’s poster boy to create one of New York’s best posse cuts. Naturally, it was a huge look for Kanye.