Lyrical Exercise: A History of Kanye & Jay-Z’s Best Jordan References

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Did the Air Yeezys really jump over the Jumpman? The statement line from ?New God Flow? has caused conversation over both star?s signature lines, but it?s far from the first time Mr. West has referenced his Airness. While mentor Jay-Z is known for channeling MJ?s winning ways on the court and in the boardroom, Kanye often cites each Chicago star?s impact on pop culture. Pulling from both their bars, we take a look back at the best lyrical references to Michael Jordan made by big bro and the icon with Nikes on.

Written by Tee Jay Void & Ian Stonebrook

?The survey says by the street?s according/Kanye just important as Michael Jordan/Was to the NBA when he was scorin?/Ralph Lauren was borin? before I wore him?

Song: Brand New
Album: Blue Collar by Rhymefest
Year: 2006

Did Kanye do for Ralphie what Mike did for Nike? Not quite, but there?s on denying the horsepower Polo received from the College Dropout.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. Both or sellout. Kanye talking abt his shoes better than Jordans is he stupid… Who want his glow in da night kid shoes anyway.. Take a pair of 6,12,13,2 air jordans anyday

  2. I Think Ye Meant That Because The Military Blue $s Were supposed to be A Big Release But He Released His On The Same Day… & His EASILY Had More Hype So yeah

  3. theres only a couple lines2choose from but i tell u this, there aint a pair of js i would take over either the first or second yeezys. and there aint a pair of js kats would pay2grand for either

    • @t2eez_NK Fsho man it was a dope article for someone like me who is a big kanye/jay/hiphop fan and sneaker head. Keep up the good work!

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  5. The reason for the Yeezy 2s Being soooo hyped up is?because?the limited?amount?Nike gives to us common folk! ?Honestly i think the Yeezy 2s are ugly af! An Kanyes “Brand” is sh** compared to Js?

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