Producer: Kanye West, No I.D., Noah Goldstein, Eric Danchick, Che Pope, Mike Dean
Label: Def Jam
Best Pick Up Line: “Hey, you remember where we first met?/Okay, I don't remember where we first met.”
In which Kanye West ends the forward-thinking Yeezus with some College Dropout-style sample-chopping. The decision to end the classic, avant-garde album with a song like “Bound 2” sounds like another example of Kanye’s unchecked unpredictability. But part of its sweetness comes from how Yeezus’ prevailing angst vanishes when Kim Kardashian, his now wife and baby mother, is the focal point. “Bound 2” features the best Kanyeisms (“Have you ever asked your bitch for other bitches?”), but a big part of its staying power comes from Charlie Wilson wailing over that doomsday interlude and that campy, instant classic video.
Kanye West f/ Charlie Wilson “Bound 2” (2013)