Album: Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)
Producer: Kanye West
In the Spring of 2004, Kanye was red hot. Everyone wanted some of the Chi-Town magic that West possessed. All manner of artists seemed to be tapping the new kid on the block to produce and feature on their singles—it was a surefire way to make an impact on BET and radio. A new artist trying to get your name out there? Call Kanye, A once popular act who needed a second life? Give Kanye a try. He was seemingly everywhere.
Perhaps the best of these 2004 collaborations was the assist he tossed Slum Village on “Selfish.” Kanye came through with arguably the best cut of their post-Dilla career, but not before stealing the show with his hilariously cocky bars: “From the Polo fleece, to the Jesus piece/I got family in high places like Jesus’ niece/Can I please, say my piece/If y’all fresh to death, then I’m deceased.”