Producer: Kanye West
Fifteen years before Kanye sampled “Can’t Stop Loving You” on The Weeknd's “Tell Your Friends,” he chopped a section of it for a song featured on the debut album by The Madd Rapper. The Madd Rapper happens to be the alias of Bad Boy Records in-house producer D-Dot, who twisted the knobs on many legendary releases, including "Hypnotize" and "It's All About The Benjamins." Not The One” is one of the earliest placements Kanye earned, and he owes much of this early success to the source material by Carl Marshall. Funny enough, this flip doesn’t seem all too different from the one Kanye gifted Abel with. Could it be that ‘Ye fired up his old MPC 15 years later, and found these Soul Dog samples lying around?