Kanye West's 50 Best Beats for Other Artists

49. Lil Wayne "Let The Beat Build" (2008)

Album: Tha Carter III
Label: Cash Money, Universal Motown
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Had Weezy's Tha Carter III album not boasted so many bangers, this Kanye soul joint, sampling Eddie Kendrick's "Day by Day," surely would have gotten more shine. True to its title, the song grows from repetitive coos to a swirl of claps, kicks, and thumping bass. "Now that's how you let the beat build, bitch," Wayne says before sharing his gratitude to the producer: "I'd like to thank Kanye." Wayne's comfort with 'Ye beats had been evident since "Comfortable" and "Did It Before" leaked the year prior, but "Let The Beat Build" shows their chemistry on another level.

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