Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Producer: Kanye West, No I.D.
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
In 2010, Kanye West shook up music with his G.O.O.D. Friday series, during which he dropped a new track every Friday for 15 (gasp!) weeks. While dropping a weekly song was hardly groundbreaking, Kanye captured our attention with his genre-pushing production and all-star lineups. “So Appalled” featured a hodgepodge of artists who were hanging around Yeezy at the time. With the exception of Jay and the Abbot, all would later join the G.O.O.D. Music family. Ye got greasy on the track, talking plenty trash, and getting his goon on with lines like “I got dogs that’ll chew a fuckin’ hole in your wall.”
Interestingly enough, before becoming a Yeezy record, “So Appalled” almost boarded Diddy’s Last Train To Paris. No I.D. told Complex late last year: “Funny thing is, when it didn’t end up going to Jay, me and Ye were in the studio in California, and Ye started freestyling verses and he said ‘I’m gonna give this to Puff.’ And I was like, ‘Are you sure?’ And somehow that version that Ye did for Puff leaked on the internet. It didn’t end up making Dirty Money, but it was too good just to let be an internet leak. So it eventually became Ye’s record.”