'Ye has been reppin' his hometown of Chicago since he relentlessly spit groundbreaking bars through his wired jaw on his debut single, "Through the Wire," in 2004, and he's continued to influence the Chi-Town rap scene, signing one of the pioneers of the movement, Common, to his G.O.O.D Music record label and continuously collaborating with fellow Chicagoans from Twista to Lupe Fiasco, and his own mentor No I.D..
He's also been known to give the younger generation a chance as well. Yeezus featured a Chi-heavy roster including Chief Keef, Young Chop, Malik Yusef, and King Louie. Given that 82 were shot and 14 killed in Chicago just this past July 4 weekend, a new track featuring the voice of his hometown youth (we suggest Lil Bibby, Lil Herb, Chance the Rapper, or Lil Durk) is needed.
(Photos from left: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images, Rahav Segev/Getty Images)