Even in death, Steve Jobs will continue to be a key player in the hip-hop and R&B world. By cementing the foundation of the musical digital age we live in, artists of any age, sex and race are able to create and perfect their craft anywhere, even in their parents’ garage, as Jobs once did.
In memory of the Apple icon, here are The Juice’s top 15 songs referencing Jobs and his impact as a tech innovator, in no specific order.
“Look, BBC hat clean diamond snap hook/ Take a picture with it, like it’s my last look/ Gold MacBook, cost $100,000 g’s/ I don’t give a f*ck with rats, I throw away the cheese”
9. Iyaz – “Replay”
“Shawty’s like a melody in my head/ That I can’t kep out, got me singin’ like/ Na, na, na, na everyday/ It’s like my iPod’s stuck on replay, replay“
CyHi: “I am so outrageous/ I wear my pride on my sleeve like a bracelet/ If God had a iPod, I’d be on his playlist/ My phrases amazing, the faces and places, the favorite“
11. Shawn Chrystopher – “Ashes On My MacBook”
“Blunt ashes on my MacBook“
12. Wiz Khalifa – “Ode to Naked Pop Stars”
“I don’t know him, but whoever stole your Mac/ When I see him, I’mma pat him on the back… Like a nerd with no MacBook, look how pretty that lil’ cat look“
13. Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne – “I Get Crazy”
“I just came out of the mother f*cken old school/ Got my Mac notebook with the Pro tools“
14. Swizz Beatz feat. Coldplay – “That Oprah”
“Bill Gates, Steve Jobs/ iPhones, Microsoft/ My paper is very long, your paper is very soft“
15. B.o.B – “Don’t Let Me Fall”
“Now I’m in your house/ Now I”m in your stove/ Now I’m everywhere that your iPod go/ Everything I seen was a dream just a moment ago“