Kanye West, College Dropout, 10 years

I’m starting to think that the release of Kanye West’s Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” was no coincidence, especially since today marks the 10 year anniversary of Kanye West’s debut album, “College Dropout”. Either way, I am a fan of both and on this day in 2004, Kanye West who was first a well-known producer broke across to become know as a musical genius signed with Roc-A-Fella Records. Produced entirely by Kanye West, “College Dropout”, became of the best albums released in the 21st century and listed by Times and Rolling Stones as one of the best Hip-Hop albums of all time.

With singles on it such as Through The Wire, Jesus Walks, All Falls Down and Slow Jamz, the album debuted at #2 its first week with selling over 441,000 copies and today has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

Today, the quiet Mr. West decided to take some time via twitter to thank all of his fans and his supporter for believing in his dream and continuing to anticipate what Kanye West has to come.

“Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life’s work up to that point: The College Dropout.

I say “finally” because it was a long road, a constant struggle, and a true labor of love to not only convince my peers and the public that I could be an artist, but to actually get that art out for the world to hear.

I am extremely grateful to each and every person along that road who helped, lent an ear, lent their voice, gave of their heart to that project, and to all the projects that followed, and are to come.

I am honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past ten years. I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of.

Ten years later I am still the same kid from Chicago, still dreaming out loud, still banging on the door. The doors may be heavier, but I promise you WE WILL BREAK THEM.”

[via KanyeTwitter]

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