10 Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Kanye West Produced

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Some people consider Kanye West to be many things: Arrogant, a ticking time bomb, and flat out crazy. But I like to call him passionate. Many people despise the fact that Kanye is so conceited. But if you ask me, he’s got a reason. He is one of the most successful producers of our times. At the beginning of his career in the 90s, Ye worked with artists like Foxy Brown, Harlem World, and Carl Thomas, but it was his work on Jay-Z’s 2001 album, The Blueprint, that gained Ye notoriety.

If you didn’t know that, then I’m sure you didn’t know that he probably produced most of your favorite songs ever. But you’re not alone. Many people don’t know that. They are more familiar with Kanye: the overly-conceited rapper than Kanye: the genius producer. Even though his years as a producer were super successful, he aspired to be a rapper. But that doesn’t take away from the amazing that he’s produced over the years. If you’re on the “I hate Kanye” bandwagon, don’t ride off just yet. Here’s why he’s amazing!

Kanye West performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California

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