If you’ve been following the gossip news on various different outlets of the internet at all today, you are well aware that Kanye West proposed to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian in an elaborate production that included orchestral arrangements, fireworks and Jaden Smith. It was grandiose and over-the-top which is exactly what you can expect with two human being as a permanently high volume as Kanye and Kim.

However, ‘Ye and Kim K. are not the only people in hip-hop that have proposed in interesting and unique ways. XXL is looking back today at some of the most romantic stories on how hip-hop power couples proposed to each other.