West produced the track, building the beat around a sample from M.I.A.’s critically-acclaimed single “Paper Planes.” It was his first production since the untimely passing of his mother Donda West.

Peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Swagga Like Us” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA with sales of over one million in the United States. This song was number 22 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.

It was nominated for “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” at the 51st Grammy Awards, winning the latter. All four performed the track alongside a heavily-pregnant M.I.A. at the ceremony: