When I wanted to rap y'all thought I was just playin

from Kanye West (Ft. Common) – Better Than Yours Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye first started off trying to rap back in 2003, Artists and repertoire executives like Chris Anokute didn’t take him seriously when he dropped off his mixapes.

Kanye states that people didn’t take him seriously as a rapper in his song Last Call off of College Drop-out.

I’ll be like, ‘yo but I rap too.’ Hey, I guess they was lookin' at me crazy ‘cause you know, 'cause I ain’t have a jersey on or whatever everybody out there listen here. I played them 'Jesus Walks’ and they didn’t sign me."

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