[Produced by Benji B, Daft Punk, Kanye West & Mike Dean]
The sample on the interlude of this song comes from the chorus of “He’ll Give Us What We Really Need” by the Holy Name of Mary Choral Family. This sample, however, was taken out and re-recorded by a hired choir due to sample clearance issues. According to the Huffington Post:
Def Jam executives haggled over rights to West’s racy song “Onsite,” where the rapper samples an old vocal track from kids in a Chicago church choir. We hear lawyers last week had to track down the choir director and members of the Holy Name of Mary Church choir on the South Side of Chicago to get clearance for the vocals.
Def Jam label chiefs were so worried about whether they would get rights to the track, producers re-recorded the vocals with a different choir to be used in case they couldn’t nail down an agreement with the Holy Name crew in time.
By the end of the day Friday, we’re told, West decided to use the new recording with the other choir just to be safe.
Kanye contrasts the heavily synthesized song with this highly soulful snippet (provocative in the sense that many wish Kanye would go back to his old, soulful days), dead in the middle of the entire song. This reinforces the fact that he truly does not give a fuck.
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