A Guide To Kanye West's Lyrical Sneaker References

"Just look at my outfit, I got all the basics
Air Force, check — Rolex, check"

Song: "The Truth Freestyle"

Album: Miscellaneous Mixtapes 

Year: 2002 

In 2002, Air Force 1s were flying off the shelf faster than any other Nike. Kind of like now. While Kanye was trying to get his name ringing out as an emcee, he jumped on the Graham Nash "Chicago" sampled beat he did for Beanie Sigel to let the people know his closet was up to par. Was he just warming up? Check. 

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