42. Freeway "Hear The Song" (2003)
Album: Philadelphia Freeway
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Putting Chic's "Will You Cry" into hyperdrive and emphasizing the strings, Kanye built a beat that was perfectly suited to Freeway's gruff flow. Two years later, L.E.S. used the same sample for the Nas track "Just A Moment."