59. Kanye West "We Don't Care" (2004)
Album: The College Dropout
Producer: Kanye West
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
If you were a bit confused when you popped in The College Dropout to find Ye talking about selling dope on the first song, you probably weren't alone (I THOUGHT HE WAS A BACKPACKER!) But that’s why Yeezy works—because he’s so complex. He can rap about “drug dealing just to get by,” and uplifting his community all within the same sentence. “We Don’t Care” found Ye tackling problems with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services: “DCFS, some of them dyslexic/His favorite 50 Cent song ‘12 Questions’,” and trying to light fire under the ass of his peers: “Ain’t no tuition for having no ambition/And ain’t no loans for sitting yo ass at home.” He also offered his own brand of thug motivation: “This is for my niggas outside all winter/Cause this summer they ain't finna say next summer i’m finna.” Kanye cares, if don’t nobody else care.