Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, and Mos Def

Portrait of Power: Kanye West x Kobe Bryant x Swizz Beatz x Mos Def

Kanye West got some inspiration for his “POWER (Remix)” from three powerful men. Mr. West was in the studio with two of hip-hop’s greats, Swizz Beatz and Mos Def, and basketball champ Kobe Bryant while completing the song.

“Power … Me Kobe Swiss and Mos vibing in the studio,” Yeezy tweeted along with a Polaroid from their session. “Kobe helped me finish my #POWER ®emix verse … Just building on the concept of #POWER… and Mos helped me find the ‘old me’ lyrically.”