SOHH Whatcha Think: Will Kanye Eventually Outshine Jigga? Four Things He Needs To Beat His "Big Brother." [Click Here & Speak]
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 12:40AM
Watch The Throne is set and ready to go ni**as! Who woulda thought the funny dressing cat that made some of Roc-A-Fellla's hottest beats back in the day would eventually become one of the top musical icons in the world?
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It's crazy because when Kanye West was first trying to get shine off his raps, Jay-Z wasn't even checking for Yeezy like that. Now the two are joined at the hip. I wonder: Is Hovito's love for Mr. West genuine, or does his business mind see 'Ye as another financial venture? One that boosts his bank account and legacy.
Jay-Z has raised the bar for the rappers. For a long while, it seemed there would never be another guy who could take a stranglehold on not only music but pop culture. But with his growing discography and larger-than-life persona, is it fair to argue that Kanye may very well have a chance at outshining Jay-Z's legacy?
Here are 4 things Yeezy would need to do to outshine his big brother:
Snag a beautiful, talented and successful partner
"If I gotta work, you gotta work, B."
You gotta use your big ole Hip Hop gold chain as a lasso, swing it around in the air and lasso in a diva, bruh bruh. Enough with these Vh1 broads. When Jay bragged about having the baddest chick in the game wearing his chain, he was schooling you ni**as. Jay & B: Music Factory (as I call them) make quite the couple as Mrs. Carter not only brings her good looks to the table, she's also got bulletproof wallets.
A successful alcohol venture
Let's be real. One way or another, this is where Ciroc usually ends up by the end of the night, right? Skip the middle man.
Jigga had Armadale Vodka, the Louis Vuitton Don is gonna need to hustle out some type of adult beverage in this lifetime if he really wants to get his mogul on. Even Diddy has Ciroc. The type of drink must match the artist: Kanye West wine coolers, anyone?
A musical team of his own
It's all G.O.O.D.
Jay had the Roc Boys. Kanye has his squad. So let's see what awaits the G.O.O.D Boys in the upcoming years ...
Yeezy for President?
Women, business ventures and record sales aside, Kanye is gonna need to do everything Jay has done and beat him at it, plus at least one thing he hasn't done. It could be anything: Record a country album, run for political office (and win) or even take a (serious) stab at acting. If Yeezy were to win an Oscar, it's safe to say the student would have become the teacher and his legacy would stretch beyond The Big Homie's.
SOHH Whatcha Think - In the end, will Kanye's legacy be bigger than Jigga?
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]