Album: The Great Chicago Fire: A Cold Day in Hell
Producer: Kanye West
Frequently miscredited as a Kanye West song, “Wouldn’t You Like to Ride,” actually belonged to spoken-word artist Malik Yusef. The Chi-Town poet was probably best known for his interludes on Common albums, but dropped a solid debut in 2003 with The Great Chicago Fire: A Cold Day in Hell. The album was a true taste of Chicago, and featured Common and Yeezy’s drunken freestyle battle in 1996.
The track featured the patented Yeezy chipmunk soul that first put him on the map, and came with a low-budget video from Coodie & Chike, which was shot in the back of a rented limo. Malik won a Grammy for his writing on “All of the Lights.”