With an onstage career whose length hasn’t yet spanned a decade, Kanye West has well and truly made his mark on the music world—he’s been so influential, in fact, that the phrase “made his mark” is a gross understatement.
While his solo tracks still leaves many rap artists for dead, it’s really his ingenious collaborative work with other musical renegades that sets him apart. With the announcement this week of his new album with the king of modern hip-hop, Jay-Z, we thought we’d take a look at the best collaborative efforts Mr. West has created with his bursting rolodex of friends.
Kanye West and Jay-Z’s album ‘Watch the Throne’—featuring cover art by Givenchy’s Ricardo Tisci—is released exclusively through the iTunes store in Australia from 2pm on August 8 and worldwide from August 12. Pre-order it on the iTunes store now and listen to Otis, the pair’s tribute to Otis Redding here.