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"Spaceship"
Artist: Kanye West featuring Consequence and GLC
Producers: Kanye West
Release Year: 2004
Song Sampled: "Distant Lover"
Sample Release Year: 1973
Sample Effect: The vocal kicks Kanye straight into his own hook, while the crooning provides the backbone for one of his most memorable early hooks.
Why The Song Is Dope: One of Kanye's very first iconic tracks lifts some of its most memorable lines—"Heaven knows" being chief among them—from Marvin's original, pushing them up a couple octaves to mask them and allowing Kanye to make them his own. There are so many quotable lines on this track that we probably ruined your entire day by including this one, didn't we? —DR

"Spaceship"

Artist: Kanye West featuring Consequence and GLC
Producers: Kanye West
Release Year: 2004
Song Sampled: "Distant Lover"
Sample Release Year: 1973
Sample Effect: The vocal kicks Kanye straight into his own hook, while the crooning provides the backbone for one of his most memorable early hooks.
Why The Song Is Dope: One of Kanye's very first iconic tracks lifts some of its most memorable lines—"Heaven knows" being chief among them—from Marvin's original, pushing them up a couple octaves to mask them and allowing Kanye to make them his own. There are so many quotable lines on this track that we probably ruined your entire day by including this one, didn't we? —DR

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