Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Single)
by Kanye West
Released: May 2005
Anyone who works a line like "Close your eyes and imagine/Feel the magic/Vegas on acid/Seen through Yves Saint Laurent glasses" into a storming track wound around a Shirley Bassey Bond sample is worthy of respect. Confidence-rich Kanye West is that man, and while "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" isn't flawless, it sparkles.