'Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth
That's why shortys hollering "where the ballas' at?"
Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack
And a white man get paid off of all of that'


Song: "All Falls Down"

Album: College Dropout 

Year: 2004 

Three sneaker references in one track? Kanye had a message to deliver, and wanted to make sure the audience understood. There's a difference between being able to afford an expensive sneaker, and getting the money that all the hundreds of thousands of people spent on those expensive sneakers. This was a lesson he'd demonstrate soon enough.