Rappers Pay Homage To Steve Jobs

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Apple logo and Steve JobsIf the internet is good for one thing, it’s creating instant rap sensations (ask Souljah Boy). Within hours of news that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had died, some creative folks got together and created a loving, hip-hop tribute to the man — all to the beat of Jay-Z’s “What More Can I Say.”

But these innovators weren’t the first to recognize Steve’s brilliance in rap lyrics. Below the video, see how Job’s influence was felt by everyone from Big Pun to Rick Ross. (Special shout to rapgenius.com for finding the lyrics below…)

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Jay-Z “Prelude”

“Befo’ Steve Jobs/made the iPod/Was gettin h*** jobs, we call that intimate.”

Big Pun “Brave In The Heart”

“Taking New York cats past the stars/First it was Nasty Nas/Now watch me turn an Apple into Macintosh.”

Charles Hamilton “Windows Media Player”

“You ain’t catch when I said put my Mac down?/Like I got a girl’s top on my lap now/That was mad hot, and mad foul/Now that I said it all here think back now/Mac lip gloss, Mac laptop/Girl’s top on my lap, that’s mad hot.”

Rick Ross “9 Piece”

“Iím smoking dope/I’m on my cell phone/Iím selling dope/straight off the iPhone.”

Gucci Mane “LOL Smiley Face”

“Pics on my iPhone/Gucci on her iPod/When she turn around/A** make me say oh God.”

Pharoahe Monch “We Go Off”

“Pharoahe the god strike the mic hard like Ty Cobb with a bat/Physicist the antithesis of Steve Jobs when he raps, mack.”

Young Jeezy “Standing Ovation”

“Once upon a time, I used to grind all night (grind all night)/With that residue, that was Ipod white (yeeeeeah)”

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