Kanye West may be well-known for his rap prowess and even his high-profile relationship with Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, Kim Kardashian. But here at Monkey Bread Village, we know Kanye West as a fellow monkey bread lover. Why? Because recently we discovered that West has referenced monkey bread in a song. We thought you might have some pressing questions, so we’ve answered just a few of them below.
In 2004, Kanye West released the album, The College Dropout. Among the songs included on this album was one titled “Family Business.” Here are the lyrics where monkey bread is referenced:
“I even made you a place, soul food, know how Granny do it
Monkey bread on the side, know how the family do it”
Throughout the song, “Family Business,” West discussed the role and impact of family on himself and others – especially those family members that are in some way, shape, or form disconnected from the rest. Monkey bread, in this instance, represents the comfort and love that individuals feel when someone close to them bakes food for them. Monkey bread, to West, carried a sense of nostalgia and contentment.
Yeah, that’s how we felt when we realized this special connection between our favorite sweet snack and Kanye West. What really struck us was the way monkey bread serves as a common thread for people from various families of varying types and structures. While we know monkey bread isn’t as treasured in many circles as we think, we found it quite amazing that even those we place on the highest of pedestals are grounded in similar traditions and baking behaviors.
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