Kanye West's "All Day" blew everyone's minds yesterday, so we thought we'd look back to one of the rapper's classic singles as our throwback. "Heard 'Em Say" may not be your immediate pick for the best of Kanye's back catalog, but it's hard to deny that Jon Brion bassline, and proves that Kanye has been talking politics and race from day 1, even if he wasn't yelling ("and I know that the government administer AIDS").
Late Registration was the first time Kanye really began to develop the collaborative creative process he's used to reinvent himself time and time again. We'll probably be looking back at his recent singles with a similar nostalgia.
The devil is alive I feel him breathin'
Claiming money is the key, so keep on dreamin'
And put them lottery tickets just to tease us
My Aunt Pam can't put them cigarettes down
So now my little cousin smokin them cigarettes now
His job try to claim that he too niggerish now
Is it cause his skin blacker than licorice now
I can't figure it out, I'm sick of it now