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Kanye transformed Lenny Williams' classic "Cause I Love You" from a cut about missing an ex to one about making hood chicks famous. The string work from Miri Ben-Ari was a key component to the production. Combined with a sped-up "girl you know I..." vocal sample and lush piano, the beat was unstoppable. Kanye effectively whipped up another hit for his Chi-Town brethren after their co-smash, "Slow Jamz."
8. Twista f/ Kanye West "Overnight Celebrity" (2004)