We know Kanye as a man of many talents. He’s done fashion, he’s done short films, he’s done producing, but he’s mostly known for being a rapper. And being married to Kim Kardashian. While he’s certainly a unique individual due to his verging-on-the-edge-of-insanity public statements, we’ve all come to love Kanye and can’t really imagine the world of showbiz without him. I mean, we can, but we know it’d be boring.
To remind everyone of why Kanye is a thing and how he became a thing in the first place, let’s take a look at some of the best songs he’s created over the years.
It’s not exactly his best song, but it is one of his more unique ones. It’s weird to have Kanye and Chris Martin in a song at a time when neither Kanye nor Chris Martin were very loved by the public at the time, and still he lands a world hit. It’s a song about his love for Chicago, so there’s worse ways to earn a buck.
Love Lockdown (2008)
Another song where Kanye does something un-Kanye. It’s a song about the loss of his mother and his pre-KK relationship tanking, and it’s one of the songs that influenced many of the hip-hop artists we’re seeing today because of its (at the time) unique sound.
Gold Digger (2005)
It’s a weird combination, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx doing a Ray Charles impersonation. It works though.