Song: "Niggas in Paris" (2011)
Album: Watch the Throne
Conscious Or Ign'ant?: Ign'ant

Though he celebrates materialism, Kanye assiduously avoids the clichés that infect his contemporaries. He has eschewed first-person dope narratives and steered completely clear of murder chic. In spite of his seemingly superlative record of social and political values, Kanye has always been—and probably will always be—game for some casual misogyny. The thing that elevates this line from "Niggas In Paris" to his ign'ant pantheon is the way he overlays the sex boast with a reference to female slavery. It's a line that contradicts about a dozen of his other songs, which is precisely why he had to say it.