Kanye West
may be heralded as one of the premier emcees on the mic, but his accomplishments are equally as successful behind the boards. As a producer, Ye has blessed artists like Jay-Z, Common, Cam'Ron and Game with soul-stirring beats, pairing dusty samples with chalky drum kits to create some of hip-hop's heartiest, aurally enchanting instrumentals. In honor of Mr. West's 33rd birthday, The BoomBox has cherry picked our favorite beats that he's given to other artists.

10. 'Ghetto,' The Madd Rapper featuring Raekwon and Carl Thomas

9. 'I Changed My Mind,' Keyshia Cole

8. 'You Don't Know My Name,' Alicia Keys

7. 'Down and Out,' Cam'Ron, feat. Syleena Johnson

6. 'Wouldn't Get Far,' Game

5. 'Never Change,' Jay-Z

4. 'Slow Jamz,' Twista

3. 'This Can't Be Life,' Jay-Z, feat. Scarface and Beanie Sigel

2. 'The Food,' Common

1. 'Guess Who's Back,' Scarface, feat. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel