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Hip Hop Awards 2022: Unlikely Songs You Didn’t Know Were Produced by Kanye West

The rap mogul is up for ten nominations at this year’s ceremony.

Rap mogul Kanye West is among many artists who received several recognitions at this year’s Hip Hop Awards. The Chicago emcee is looking at multiple nominations across several categories and even twice in the same group.Some of Ye’s nods include song, album, video, and producer of the year. Ahead of this year’s celebration hosted by Fat Joe, we’re looking at some unlike songs you probably didn’t know were produced by Kanye. And don’t forget to tune into the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards airing Tuesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

  • Solange — “F—k the Industry”

    Solange’s record “F—k the Industry,” which finds her singing about the frustrations of wanting to be her own person and artist, leaked online in 2008. It was reportedly part of a mixtape, I Can't Get Clearance, that ultimately never saw the light of day.

    The Ye-produced track peaked at no. 6 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.

  • Trina - “B R Right“ feat. Ludacris

    After hearing the strings throughout this record from this year’s I Am Hip Hop honoree Trina and it’s no surprise Ye is behind this popular 2022 record. It served as the third single from her sophomore album Diamond Princess which debuted at number 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

  • Janet Jackson — “I Want You”

    Ye produced the pop ballad with legendary trio Janet Jackson and music industry icons Jimmy Jams and Terry Lewis. The song was a success. It went platinum and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 47th annual ceremony.

  • Drake — “Find Your Love”

    This 2010 mid-tempo song served as the second single from  Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later. The song was written by the Canadian rap star,  Patrick Reynolds, Jeff Bhasker, and Ye and produced by the latter two and No I.D. It marked his fourth collaboration with Drake after working on projects including “Best I Ever Had” and “Forever.”

  • Monica — “Knock Knock”

    This 2003 classic was written and produced by rappers Missy Elliott and Ye. The song features a sample of It's a “Terrible Thing to Waste Your Love"  by The Masqueraders and appeared on the singer’s fourth studio album, After the Storm.

    Watch the Hip Hop Awards on  Tuesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET

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