Hey I was thinking about this in light of some conversations about Jay-Z and Twista on One Song Only, but thought it diverged enough as a topic to be its own thread yknow.
Who are the rappers that make your face light up every time you see (featuring So-and-so) on the track list? I feel like there are some rappers out there who you may not want a full album of material from, but love to hear 16 bars from them. There are some rappers who do really great solo work, but maybe you think features are where they truly shine.
For me, a few spring to mind. Twista is one where I don’t really need a full album of Twista, but his parts on Cocoa Butter Kisses and Slow Jams make me excited every time.
I think Schoolboy Q has done fantastic solo work, but always seems to approach features as challenges and just does phenomenally every time. I think about Rockabye with Joey Badass, or any time he hangs around with the A$AP Mob.
Who comes to mind for you in this regard? Are there examples outside of rap that I’m just totally not considering?