“I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means.” Kanye West said those words in an interview with the New York Times back in June and he’s been hammering this point home in almost every press appearance since then. Through his work with DONDA, West obviously hopes to make this dream into a reality.
But West is hardly the only rapper with an interest in the guru-like Apple founder. Like Bill Gates before him, Jobs’ name has become a go-to symbol for wealth, technical innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit that non-Kanye lyricists have returned to again and again. To show that Kanye isn’t the only Jobs-booster, we’ve put together a list of 16 songs that shout-out Steve Jobs.