The 50 Greatest Sneaker References in Rap History

8. Kanye West f/ Syleena Johnson, "All Falls Down"

Snippet:
Lyrics: "Sophomore three years, ain't picked a career/She like fuck it I'll just stay down here and do hair/Cause that's enough money to buy her a few pairs of new Airs/Cause her baby daddy don't really care"
Artist: Kanye West
Track Title: "All Falls Down"

For this woman, sneakers are more of a short-sided substitute for self-realization. The "fuck it" lets the listener know those Airs aren't an actual prize in the long run. It suggests she finally succumbed to materialism: "Single black female addicted to retail."

Tags: hip-hop, sneakers
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