Jermaine Dupri feat. Nas, "Turn It Out" (1998)
Kanye West once again produced a track featuring Nas, this time for Jermaine Dupri's solo debut Life in 1472. In fact, the future Roc-a-Fella producer had at least three collaborations with Nas under his belt before he became Jay Z's go-to producer and helmed the vicious Nas diss track "The Takeover." Like most of West's Nineties productions, the beat for "Turn It Out" resembles the slick Bad Boy sound that was dominant at the time, but the track opens with 30 seconds sampled from Willie Hutch's Foxy Brown score that foreshadow the soulful sound that would soon dominate his work.