Kanye West “Power” (2010)
Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Sample: King Crimson “21st Century Schizoid Man” & Continent Number 6 "Afromerica"
With some help from Symbolic-1, Yeezy crafted a space opera that would make George Lucas pop his light saber. We think Kanye was simply drawn to the title “21st Century Schizoid Man,” but it’s his left-field freak of the chants on “Afromerica” into an anarchists’ rallying cry that makes it so intriguing. If not for the co-production credit, we would’ve crowned this Ye’s best.