Talib Kweli – I Try
Before Ye was Ye he was the man behind the instrumentals for some of the most deadly lyricists in hip-hop, most notably Jay-Z and Talib Kweli. The latter might not have the most recognizable name in the mainstream world, but he has been consistently pushing out great records. So when he and Kanye teamed up with Mary J. Blige on 2004’s “I Try”, the hip-hop community paid close attention. The resultant collaboration is a Kweli classic, as well as one of Ye’s most underrated productions.