Kanye West “Drive Slow” FT Paul Wall & GLC

Kanye West is a big name and a very influential artists in the industry. He’s continued to evolve into his current form, he’s at the head of several successful businesses. With Yeezy striving and earning him a spot on the Forbes list, Ye is having himself quite a year. We’re all still holding our breath in wait  for updates on Yandhi, which seems to be delayed until the end of time. Thankfully, whenever we need to hear the Chicago legend spit bars, we can always re-visit Late Registration, one of his most critically-acclaimed albums.

Dropped on August 30, 2005, Kanye West review his sophomore album to us. Using car culture to craft a metaphor about living a fast lifestyle, “Drive Slow” warned us all of the perils of fame, wealth and luxury. Featuring appearances from Paul Wall and GLC, the track showed us Ye’s skills as both an artist and a producer. This is one of West’s more subdued records, creating for easy listening when compared to his newer material. We’re far removed from this version of the superstar creative but with his weekly Sunday Service ceremonies, glimpses of 2005 Kanye have come to the light fourteen years later.

Lyrics To Note:

Al B. Sure n***a with the hair all wavy
Hit Lake Shore, girls go all crazy
Hit the freeway, go at least ’bout eighty
Boned so much that summer, even had him a baby
See back-back then-then, if you had a car
You was the Chi-Town version of Baby
And I was just a virgin, a baby
One of the reasons I looked up to him crazy