Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Producer: Kanye West, No I.D., Mike Dean
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

"Act like I ain’t had a belt in two classes," boasts Kanye on this track, obviously referring to his rapping and production skills. By the time this was released, Kanye was clearly the frontrunner as one hip-hop's best prodcuers and one of the best rappers (not just best producer/rapper)—and it all came together on this song. The guitar riff on the beat will stay stuck in your head for days and Kid Cudi's hook is nothing short of excellent, but it's really Kanye's clever rhymes that make this record work. Who could forget witticisms such as, "I got caught with 30 Rocks, the cop look like Alec Baldwin"? And then there's "You blowing up? That's good, fantastic," and of course, "Choke a South Park writer with a fishstick."