Album: Late Registration
Producer: Kanye West
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
One thing Cam and Kanye didn’t do nearly enough was collaborate. A "best of both worlds" from these two would have been a crash course in ridiculous opulence. But while that’s pure fantasy, at least we have “Gone,” one of the finest moments of Kanye’s sophomore set, Late Registration. “Gone” found Ye contemplating moving to Oklahoma to live at his aunt’s house, and included clever bars like: “What the summer of Chi got to offer a 18-year-old?/Sell drugs or get a job you gotta play your role/My dog worked at Taco Bell, hooked us up plural/Fired a week later, the manager count the churros.”
It’s no secret that Cam is a big fan of the Windy City, and his verse was heavy on Chi-Town slang that probably couldn’t be deciphered outside of city limits. He spoke of exploring the West Side with George and Regina Daniels (George’s Music Room) and shouting out Kanye’s management company Hustle and his homie Happy Lewis.
Fun Fact: The original version of “Gone” featured Rhymefest instead of Consequence.