By now everyone’s seen Kanye West’s epic interview on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club morning show. During the sit-down, the opinionated Charlamagne Tha God—known for his direct questioning—said he once viewed West as a revolutionary but that lately the icon has been using his voice to talk more about money and material things.
“Real revolutionaries didn’t need money to change the world,” said Charlamagne. “Malcolm X wasn’t rich. MLK wasn’t rich.” While Ye’s on a mission to fill the void of Steve Jobs and become a worldwide creative force (one who’s “never won a Grammy against a white artist”), not everyone agrees with his latest methods.
Has the college drop-out really switched up his tune? As fans remain divided on how to view Yeezus, VIBE looks back at a few of the rap superstar’s most revolutionary songs. —Darryl Robertson
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