Album: Late Registration
Producer: Kanye West
Label: Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella
Samples: "It's Too Late" (1965)
Otis Redding’s take on Chuck Willis’ “It’s Too Late” was featured on The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads and changes the original blues classic into a more soulful jam. The cover was sampled on “Gone” off Kanye’s Late Registration featuring Cam’ron and Consequence, where he chops the track very similarly to Watch The Throne’s “Otis.” The beginning of “Gone” features Otis belting out the chorus in it’s entirety which is later chopped throughout the song, lending Kanye another soulful beat to rhyme on.