Cape Town – Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West announced the birth of their third child last week.
The baby – who was born via a surrogate – is named Chicago and her nickname will be Chi (pronounced Shy).
Following the announcement of the unique name social media whipped itself into a firestorm, but this isn’t the first time the rapper has made a reference to the city that he grew up in.
He’s also mentioned The Windy City in his music. We’ve rounded-up a few times he’s talked about the popular American town in his songs.
HERE ARE 3 TIMES KANYE WEST REFERENCED CHICAGO IN HIS SONGS:
1. HOMECOMING FT CHRIS MARTIN
In this love song to his home town Kanye says:
“Every interview I'm representin' you, makin' you proud
Reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud
Jump in the crowd, spark your lighters, wave 'em around
If you don't know by now, I'm talkin' 'bout Chi-Town”.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG HERE:
2. GOOD LIFE FT T-PAIN
In this summer anthem, Kanye raps:
“The good life, it feel like Atlanta
It feel like L.A., it feel like Miami
It feel like N.Y., summertime Chi, ahh
(Now throw your hands up in the sky)”
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
3. HEY MAMA
In one of his most moving songs to date, Kanye talks about his late mother, professor Donda West:
“I was three years old when you and I moved to the Chi”
WATCH KANYE’S PERFORMANCE OF THIS SONG AND DEDICATION TO HIS MOTHER AT THE 50th GRAMMY AWARDS HERE: