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Best: Kanye West and Daft Punk - 'Stronger' (2008)
Kanye's 2008 hit "Stronger" was built around a sample of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," and the French DJ duo seemed to inspire the rapper to embrace their "Tron"-like aesthetic of neon lights and icy robo-futurism. The look was in eye-popping full effect on the 2008 Grammys. Starting out alone with what appeared to be a simple pre-recorded version of the song's propulsive dance beat, West soon revealed Daft Punk themselves in all their helmeted glory for what can only be described as a Pyramid solo, and for a brief, blindingly bright moment, the Grammys became the hippest place on Earth.
- Dave Lewis