One criticism you will never here about Kanye West: he’s scared. The man is fearless and he has showed it with his actions and with his music. He is not afraid to take chances when it comes to his art.
That’s why when news came out that Skrillex collaborated with Kanye for a new project, no one was surprised.
The world famous DJ told the Daily Beast:
“I did some music with Kanye… And from what I know, it’s actually going to be the first song on his new album.”
For all the collaborations he’s done with outstanding rappers — every MC from Rick Ross to Dilated Peoples has laid down verses with Kanye — the rapper has done just as many songs with different, eclectic types of artists.
Here are 10 of Kanye West’s strangest and most genre-defying collaborations.
Kanye West & John Mayer “Bittersweet” (2006)
Kanye West & Chris Martin “Homecoming” (2007)
Fall Out Boy & Kanye West “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race (Remix)” (2007)
Madonna & Kanye West “The Beat Goes On” (2008)
N.A.S.A, Kanye West, Santogold, & Lykke Li “Gifted”
Stromae, Kanye West & Gilbere Forte “Alors on Danse” (2009)
La Roux & Kanye West “Going In For the Kill (Remix)” (2010)
JYJ, Kanye West & Malik Yusef “Ayy Girl” (2010)
30 Seconds to Mars & Kanye West “Hurricane” (2009)
Kanye West & Bon Iver “Lost in the World” (2010)
Katy Perry & Kanye West “E.T.” (2010)