Love Lockdown

Love Lockdown

Kanye West

The fifth song in the groundbreaking album and its lead single. A song that was a drastic change in Kanye’s music, it was a sneak peek into Kanye’s influential album. It debuted in the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

In an NPR interview with Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Saul WIlliams revealed that he helped write the song.

The song contains the main production elements present in all 808s and Heartbreak songs: Auto-Tune singing, electro pop influences and the use of the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

The song reached number 2 position in the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over 3 million copies, so it’s one of Kanye’s best selling singles.