The Rapper: Kanye West
The Producer: DJ Toomp
The Song: "Good Life" (co-produced with Kanye)
Did It Work? Because he's obviously one of the best producers in the game, we're always a little surprised to see 'Ye tap another producer for one of his albums. But he looked South of the Mason-Dixon Line for his Graduation and grabbed Toomp, who had productions credits for mostly Southern artists at the time, to make some beautiful music for his album. It worked and the "Good Life" lived up to its name.