The song, "Candy," likely predates West's 2004 rap debut.
Virtual crate diggers got a hold of an early Kanye West track that he produced and laid vocals for with a singer/songwriter named Myleka. It never got an official release, but it surfaced online yesterday (Sept. 16) over at Fake Shore Drive.
"If you got any little freak in you, then I'ma find it/These n---as read the pimp manual, but I designed it," he raps on the song "Candy," believed to be from his Roc-a-fella Records days prior to his 2004 debut, The College Dropout.
A version of the track, with its seductively wailing violin chords, eventually landed on Trina's second album, Diamond Princess (2002), as "B R Right" featuring fellow Southern rapper Ludacris and R&B group Blaque on the background vocals. The single, the third from her LP, was a Top 30 hit on the U.S. Hot Rap Tracks chart and peaked at No. 83 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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