Kanye West established himself as a true genius for many fans when it comes to being a businessman as well as an artist. It is hard to argue with that fact, because West has proven many times why he is so successful. West once fell asleep while Beyoncé and The-Dream were busy re-recording a song for him 8 times.

The-Dream is now celebrating the success of his collaboration with Beyoncé on her most recent single, “Break My Soul.” The top producer recently shared the humorous story behind another of their tracks with Kanye West, which they co-wrote. Kanye West dropped by The-Dream’s studio while he was working with Beyoncé and requested him to record a hook for “MBDTF.”

The-Dream has collaborated with both artists multiple times, but Kanye dozed off in the middle of the recording session for a song from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy when the trio was in the studio. The-Dream recently revealed the story during an interview with Nile Rogers for Apple Music. While The-Dream and Beyoncé began to collaborate on the song, Kanye West fell asleep.

’All of The Lights,’ oh man, wow, ‘All of the Lights.’ I was doing 4 in New York for [Beyoncé]. We were working on 4 and Kanye happened to come by the studio. And Ye didn’t know I was there and he is like, ‘Oh, happy you’re here. I got something I want you to listen to and see if you can put a hook on this thing.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, cool. Let me hear it.’ And this track came on. I was like, ‘Wow, that’s crazy.’ I knew instantly exactly what I wanted to do, instantly.

So, we got the booth working, brought the engineer down, recorded. And after the first take, which ended up being the song that you hear now, he said, ‘Nah, nah, nah, nah, try another one.’ Like, ‘Okay. All right.’ Got another one. ‘Oh, try another one, Dream.’ It’s like, ‘Okay.’ I got to like number eight of the song I did. I look out, Kanye West is sleep. And I’m like, I’m looking through the glass like, ‘Yo, is he asleep?’ B’s like, ‘Yeah, he’s kind of knocked out.’ I’m like, ‘What?’

That ended up being the one that Rihanna sings to this day. But that was so hilarious. I’m on idea number eight. He’s been asleep since idea number three.

The duo was on idea number eight, but Kanye has been asleep since idea number three. They finally settled on the first hook after experimenting with numerous others. Check out The-Dream’s interview and listen to Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” below.

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