Kanye West Feat. Nas & Really Doe “We Major” (2005)
Album: Late Registration
Sample: Orange Crush “Action”
It’s impossible not to be overwhelmed by the whirling sounds Kanye, Jon Brion and Warryn Campbell bring together on this first-ever (rhyming) collaboration between Nas and the Louis Vuitton Don. Lashing snares, crescendoed chimes and the kind of horns Caesar would wave to from his chariot make this instrumental ill enough to excuse the title and chorus’ major grammar fail. The emotional arrangement of brass and piano threatened to make this just another skinny jeans emo track but Yeezy kept it in the pocket with the classic Orange Crush drums.