Remember a few weeks prior to the release of Watch the Throne when the production list leaked? That’s when the deal got serious, because after the whole “H.A.M.” fiasco, people were slightly dubious over Kanye and Jay’s production choices due to the decision to link up with Lex Luger for their supposed masterpiece (not that there’s anything wrong with Lex Luger). You had RZA, Swizz Beatz, The Neptunes and more on the full LP, but aside from “Otis,” there wasn’t that classic Kanye solo-produced record that landed him those top slots in the game prior. In truth, that was never supposed to happen, but in a recent (and exceptionally lengthy) interview with Complex, producer No I.D., who’s fingerprints aren’t on Watch the Throne, revealed how his input convinced Kanye to produce “Otis” alone.
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