“No I.D. my mentor, now let the story begin,” Kanye West raps on “Big Brother” off his Graduation album. In addition to being Kanye’s mentor, Chicago-based producer No I.D. is the man behind such beats as Usher and Jay-Z’s “Best Thing,” Common’s “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” Bow Wow and Omarion’s “Let Me Hold You,” G-Unit’s “Smile,” and Janet Jackson’s “Do It 2 Me.”
Rap-Up.com spoke with the hitmaker about mentoring ‘Ye, his relationship with Jermaine Dupri, his favorite tracks, and working on new projects for Nas and Amerie.
Photo above (L to R): Kanye West, MC/producer Diamond D, and No I.D.