"Impossible"

Kanye goes Hollywood with a glossy, Philly-soul-sampling contribution to the Mission: Impossible III soundtrack (he also delivered a bombastic take on the franchise's theme music), featuring speed rapper Twista, hip-hop soul princess Keyshia Cole and a mind-numbing number of repetitions of the word "impossible." It doesn't quite work: The skittering beat never settles into a groove, and the rhymes never explain what, exactly, is supposed to be so impossible. This is one mission Mr. West probably shouldn't have chosen to accept.

From The Archives Issue 1000: May 18, 2006