Important Moments in June 18 History

1923: First Checker Taxi in Chicago

You can call Kanye hubristic for calling himself "Yeezus," but his initial reason for releasing his album of the same name on June 18 was because he very seriously considered himself on par with the invention of the Checker Taxi—which is even more blasphemous if you really think about it. The Checker Taxi revolutionized the game. 'Ye could only really bring it back home to Chicago if he had Chief Keef and King Louie rapping over a loop of the theme from "Taxi" a la Souls of Mischief.

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