Strange Music: Hip-Hop’s 10 Most Surprising Rapper/Producer Collaborations


The Rappers: Kanye West and Jay-Z

The Producer: Lex Luger

The Song: “H.A.M.”

Did It Work? Sort of. “H.A.M.” wasn’t the commercial or critical success that most people thought a song featuring ‘Ye and Jay would be. It’s not that Lex Luger—aka the producer of the moment right now—didn’t produce a quality beat for them. But we’re pretty sure that most people would have preferred to hear Superman—ahem, Kanye—do the beat for the lead single off Watch the Throne. Just sayin’.