"Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack/And a white man get paid off of all of that."
Song: "All Falls Down" (2004)
Album: College Dropout
Conscious Or Ign'ant?: Conscious
You're in love with that money, sure, but make sure you follow the trail of that money: That's the implication of "All Falls Down." Whether you're chasing crack, new sneakers, or a Bentley, material acquisition means nothing if it's controlled by the oppressors. Simple Black Liberation theology, couched in an unapproved Lauryn Hill sample ('Ye hired Syleena Johnson to re-sing Hill's hook). In other words, you might be blowin' money fast, but regardless of your income bracket, you'll always be a nigger to the man who takes your cash.