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20 Songs You Didn’t Know Kanye West Produced

Mos Def, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey and more deeper cuts from the hip-hop icon

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Kanye West produced songs for many rap stars before he got famous.

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Kanye West is one of music’s biggest stars and his roots as an in-demand beatsmith are well-known: He ­produced huge hits for Ludacris (“Stand Up”) and Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name”), and played a major role in the sound of Jay-Z’s classic The Blueprint. Still, West produced dozens of tracks, often for major label releases, that went under the radar. Sometimes the track languished on a low selling album, did little damage to the singles charts or simply wasn’t associated with him because of the absence of a shout-out or his signature chipmunk soul samples. Here are 20 Kanye West productions that you may not know.

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