By the time Kanye’s career hit 2007, he was already pretty prominent within hip-hop. So when he opted to produce and appear on Japanese rap group Teriyaki Boyz’ single “I Still Love H.E.R.” and “Teriyaking” (with Big Sean) heads were confused. Matter of fact, we’re still confused by this one. Sidebar: what the hell ever happened to the Teriyaki Boyz?
It might’ve been the Spike Jonze connection here (he’s related to a N.A.S.A. bandmate), but when Kanye West showed up on Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon’s (a.k.a. N.A.S.A.) “Gifted,” it was a bit of a surprise. Then again, that whole first N.A.S.A. project had some pretty stellar collaborations.
After the DJ Skream remix to La Roux’s “In For The Kill” showed up on an episode of Entourage, it seemed like every single rapper tried remixing the song, from Game to Jim Jones, French Montana and many others. Who got on the official remix though? Yeezus. Of course he did.
30 Seconds To Mars
Kanye showing up on 30 Seconds to Mars’ “Hurricane 2.0” was pretty odd, since it feels like both Jared Leto and Kanye West think they’re the coolest guys in any room. However, let’s not forget that 30STM covered Kanye’s “Stronger,” the most random cover song ever.
Katy Perry is no stranger to collaborating with rappers. We know this. But what makes their collaboration on “E.T.” so weird is that Katy barked on Kanye over Twitter several times following his “I’ma let you finish” speech to Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs. Forgive and forget, right?