Kanye West Earns His First Diamond Record With A Little Help From Daft Punk

Kanye West Earns His First Diamond Record With A Little Help From Daft Punk


Fourteen years after its first release, Kanye West’s “Stronger” finally goes diamond with sales of 10 million equivalents.

The song was released on West’s 2004 album Graduation and famous examples Daft Punk’s “Harder better faster stronger.”

writes HipHopDXThe tune that mixed the genre was a labor of love for Kanye West and his team, as the song was mixed over 75 times and over 10 engineers worked to perfect the record—until Timbaland stepped in at the last minute to ‘ drums bang.’”

“When [Kanye] Daft Punk sampled on an ASR-10, Plain Pat said, “You can’t turn this around. It’s not going to work.’ Pat was very skeptical,” said Anthony Kilhoffersaid, one of Kanye’s favorite engineers. “At the end of the day he cooked ‘Stronger’ in five minutes, and it was quite a departure from the boom-bap Kanye West production and the beginning of experimenting with other albums.

H/T HipHopDx | Photo via Wikimedia Commons



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