While fans patiently waited for a new album from Kanye West in 2014, it never came to be. Thus, we were forced to settle for feature appearances from Yeezus to fill the void while waiting for the highly-anticipated project. Though those appearances were few and far between, they did serve their purpose, but none more effectively than the guest verse on Rick Ross' Mastermind-cut "Sanctified," which 'Ye co-produced with DJ Mustard and Mike Dean.
Over the soulful and Betty Wright-sampled production, 'Ye seemingly stole the show with the song's opening verse, as he rapped in a style that reminded fans of the old Kanye, though he certainly had the brash aggressiveness of the Yeezus era. Kanye even made mention of this during the verse, as he compared his current situation to the great Muhammad Ali with the line, "Niggas be lovin' the old 'Ye, they saying the new 'Ye, that nigga be spazzin', but when Ali turn up and be Ali, you can't never change that nigga back to Cassius." He then ended the memorable verse in a way that few could do, as he rapped a response to a message from God: "Really? Me? Too aggressive?" —Zach Frydenlund