Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has made a rare appearance on Twitter today (February 10) to reflect on his The College Dropout’s 2004 debut and its impact on society.
Mr. West stressed how much value and importance his debut contained in a series of tweets.
“Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life’s work up to that point: The College Dropout.,” Ye tweeted February 10.
“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.”
He also used the opportunity to thank fans and music lovers alike for having his back.
“I am honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past ten years,” Ye added.
“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.” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
The platinum-selling album is most known for spawning hits like “Through the Wire,” “Jesus Walks” and “Slow Jamz.”
Today, Monday, Feb. 10, marks the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s hugely successful breakout studio album, “The College Dropout.” Released in 2004, the project featured West’s first hit singles, including “All Falls Down,” “Through the Wire,” “Jesus Walks,” and “Slow Jamz.” “College Dropout,” which showcased collaborations with artists such as Jay Z, Common, and Jamie Foxx, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It went on to sell a total of more than 3 million copies, getting certified multi-platinum. (Huffington Post)
Some music critics have viewed the LP as Kanye’s most important of his collection.
The College Dropout definitely isn’t the best album of Kanye’s catalog, but it’s arguably the most important. And while I could have spent a lot of time dwelling on the hits that everyone knows verbatim by now (“Jesus Walks,” “Slow Jamz,” “Through the Wire” “The New Workout Plan”) or hammering the one or two songs that show some growing pains (“Never Let Me Down,” “Breathe in, Breathe Out”), I’d rather rest on the idea that Kanye has grown since his debut album, but he hasn’t changed. That’s a good thing. (Idolator)
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