When Kanye West says he’ll change your life, you better believe him. Just ask Grammy award-winning producer Symbolyc One. S1 learned the power of Kanye after the rapper heard the beat that would eventually become Kanye’s “Power.” “I received a text from Rhymefest that said, ‘Kanye is lovin’ your stuff. He says he’s about to change your life,’” recalls the producer. The lead single to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy impressed Ye so much that he called on S1 when recording began on his collaborative project with JAY Z, Watch The Throne. It’s safe to assume S1’s life hasn’t been the same since. The years of hard work and building the right relationships have certainly paid off. Here the Texas-born producer gives Life + Times the stories behind some of his biggest records.