North west, drake and 7 other surprises from kanye west’s album credits

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.

1. Drake

Aubrey gets credits on both “30 Hours” and “Facts.”

2. Future


Like Drake, Future gets some love on “Facts,” likely for the way Kanye interpolates their track “Jumpman.”

3. North West


The eldest West child was credited as a “Creative Consultant” on the album. Naturally. But you still can’t take pictures of her.

4. Saint West

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Kanye’s newborn also gets a nod under the “Creative Consultant” category. Start ’em off early.

5. CyHi the Prynce

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6. Chance the Rapper


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.

7. Nelly


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.”

8. Ghostface Killah


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.”

9. 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.