With Kanye West bringing the Saint Pablo Tour to the Schottenstein Center on Sunday, Sept. 25, we thought we'd use the polarizing artist as inspiration for this week's list. There were so many directions to choose from: top rants, reasons some of us "miss the old Kanye," chapters of the Taylor Swift "narrative." But we chose to honor West's brilliance as a producer by assembling some of his more memorable samples.

With Kanye West bringing the Saint Pablo Tour to the Schottenstein Center on Sunday, Sept. 25, we thought we'd use the polarizing artist as inspiration for this week's list. There were so many directions to choose from: top rants, reasons some of us "miss the old Kanye," chapters of the Taylor Swift "narrative." But we chose to honor West's brilliance as a producer by assembling some of his more memorable samples.

Shirley Bassey: "Diamonds Are Forever"

West sampled the "James Bond" theme song for "Diamonds." The clever lyrics tackled both the trials of Roc-A-Fella Records and the conflict diamond crisis because back in 2005 West was still interested in seriously addressing important societal issues.

The Jackson 5: "I Want You Back"

Back in 2001, when it was still cool to say "Fo' shizzle" (editor's note: was this ever really cool?), West turned the Jackson 5 classic into an irresistible backdrop for Jay Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)."

Max Romeo: "Chase the Devil"

Jay Z's 2004 documentary, "Fade to Black," gave us a behind-the-scenes look at West spinning the reggae song into the gold that is "Lucifer." He had us at those opening piano notes.

Michael Jackson: "P.Y.T."

If you listen closely you might notice that a portion of the classic MJ song is slowed down and looped throughout West's 2007 hit "Good Life."

Creative Source: "I'd Find You Anywhere"

West used the R&B song to create the track for the Game's hit "Wouldn't Get Far." This was in 2007 when "video vixen" was a hot career … and people still watched videos.

The Temptations: "What It Is"

West used this song, along with "You Make the Sunshine" by the Temprees, to craft Common's 2005 classic "The Corner." If you're not nodding your head the moment the drums kick in, you're not alive.

Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir: "Father I Stretch My Hands"

West used the gospel song for this year's "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" and "Pt. 2." The production on the former is brilliant; it's just a shame he tarnished it with terrible lyrics about bleaching body parts.

Daft Punk: "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"

West's inspiration for 2007's "Stronger" showed that he wasn't afraid to experiment with new sounds -and mix a song a hundred times to achieve perfection.

Ray Charles: "I Got a Woman"

With Jamie Foxx providing vocals in place of Charles on "Gold Digger," the song went on to break records and prove that West and Foxx could do no wrong from 2003 through 2005.

"Blades of Glory"

The inclusion of film dialogue in 2011's "N---s in Paris" was so random, so ingenious, so Kanye West.