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The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Beats of All Time

73. Kanye West "Through The Wire"

Producer: Kanye West
Album: The College Dropout
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

A prime example of "Chipmunk Soul" at its best, Kanye's mush-mouthed tale of surviving a car crash rides off Chaka Khan's "Through The Wire" to superb effect. The beat itself has the right balance between raw emotion and melodrama, sporting a bouncy bass and hand-claps that support Ye's breakout graduation from accomplished producer to credible rapper dude. Belt-up, kiddies.

Related: The 100 Best Kanye West Songs

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