Kanye West is rap’s king of collaboration.
Twenty-one people were listed in the credits for last year’s “All Day,” and 2010’s “All of the Lights” listed 14 artists as additional vocalists.
These aren’t aberrations. Throughout his musical career, he’s consistently brought a large swath of collaborators into the fold, and they’ve assisted in everything from production to writing to, as you’ll see below, creative consulting.
Now, following the release of The Life of Pablo, ’Ye has revealed the album credits. You can check them out in full on his site, but below are some surprising names worth highlighting.
Aubrey gets credits on both “30 Hours” and “Facts.”
Like Drake, Future gets some love on “Facts,” likely for the way Kanye interpolates their track “Jumpman.”
The eldest West child was credited as a “Creative Consultant” on the album. Naturally. But you still can’t take pictures of her.
Saint WestKanye West
Kanye’s newborn also gets a nod under the “Creative Consultant” category. Start ’em off early.
CyHi the PrynceKanye West
The G.O.O.D. Music rapper, who released a faux Kanye diss last year, shows up on writing credits for 11 of the album’s songs. You’ll see him there under his real name, Cydel Young.
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It’s not a surprise that Chance is here — he’s featured on “Ultralight Beam,” after all. But beyond that, Chano’s given credit on four other songs: “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1,” “Famous,” “Feedback” and “Waves.”
The early 2000s hitmaker gets acknowledged in the credits of “30 Hours,” a song which finds ’Ye borrowing lyrics from Nelly’s “E.I.” and “Hot in Herre.”
Ghost, born Dennis Coles, gets a credit on “No More Parties in L.A.,” which samples his 2000 track “Mighty Healthy,” which was also used on “New God Flow.”
Mixed by Ali
Perhaps the most currently recognizable engineer in rap, Ali is a member of Top Dawg Ent., so it stands to reason that he may have at least mixed and Kendrick’s part of “No More Parties in L.A.,” if not the entire song.