Album: Watch The Throne (2011)
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Longtime collaborators Kanye West and 88-Keys linked up yet again to build the beat for epic Watch the Throne lead, "No Church In The Wild." As 88 told Billboard, they excitedly ran through 20 beats on his Soundcloud before making a final decision. The anthemic, almost-murky beat would become fully realized when Yeezy asked 88 to add strings, an extra kick drum, and a heavier bass line.
The story goes that Kanye had a hilarious spoken-word intro on the song, too, though it didn't make the final cut. No worries. The track was still a perfectly cinematic way to kick off one of the year's best albums.