Producer: Kanye West

In 2004 Kanye West linked up with Ludacris and fellow Chicagoan Shawnna in Atlanta to do work on what would be the DTP rappers' debut album Worth tha Weight. The session heeded positive results ('Ye produced the provocatively smooth "What Can I Do"), but Shawnna opted out of pursuing a record that featured the hook, "I'm not saying I'm a gold digger/but I ain't messing with no broke ni**as."

Kanye kept the record, and after fine-tuning its presentation and drawing inspiration from Jamie Foxx's Oscar-winning performance in Ray, "Gold Digger" was brought to life for his sophomore album, Late Registration, and became one of his all time biggest hits.