But all they got left is this guy called West

from Kanye West (Ft. Jessica Rivera) – Last Call Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

When Kanye came up, pushing a humble persona—at least, humble when compared to bumptious imbeciles like Ja Rule and Nelly—he was essentially the last of a dying breed in commercial hip-hop

Also, West on a compass is on the left side, get it?

Back before he was famous, fans who wanted to hear big acts like A Tribe Called Quest were disappointed when they had to settle for small fish like Kanye at live shows. The only reason he even gets on the stage at all is as a filler because he’s “all they got left”.

Funnily enough, later on in his career this was turned around as A Tribe Called Quest said they would perform their final shows on Kanye’s Yeezus Tour.

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