A.M. Radio: 5 Songs For People Who Miss the Old Kanye West Sound

Start your morning with the production stylings of pre-Yeezus Kanye West.

Kanye West—“Late”
The final track from Late Registration has everything early Kanye West fans love, from the sped-up soul sample to the witty rhymes.

Common f/ Kanye West and John Legend—“They Say”
‘Ye snapped on this beat from Common’s Be album, and his verse is crazy too.

Jay-Z—“Lucifer”
Kanye flipped a roots reggae sample for Hov’s The Black Album, cementing his status as one of the top producers in the industry.

Cam’ron f/ Kanye West and Syleena Johnson—“Down And Out”
Kanye laced Killa Cam with a soul banger for his Purple Haze LP, and also did his thing on the hook.

Janet Jackson—“I Want You”
This Janet and Kanye R&B collabo got slept on when it dropped on Damita Jo back in 2004.