I’d never heard Nicki, then I got to watch her destroy that verse in the studio [“Monster”] before I even knew who she was. And it was encouraging. We were listening back to “Lost in the World” and Kanye said, “That’s Justin singing that thing.” Nicki just looked at me, like, "Him? Right on … " It was a really rad thing.
The recording of MBDTF is a legend of its own.
Lost in the World is one of my favorite Ye songs. It feels like ten songs packed into one. That was my first exposure to what Bon Iver is.