“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 10 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.” In his first Rolling Stone feature in 2004, published around the release of Dropout, West described himself as “the funny version of Dead Prez.” “I’m the rap version of Dave Chappelle,” he said.
Like us on Facebook “Kanye is obsessed with creating moments, like he did with the baseball-stadium engagement,” a source told Life & Style magazine. “Now he’s working on all these huge surprises for the wedding, but as a result she has virtually no idea what is going to happen at her own wedding,” the source explained. “She’s been kept in the dark about a lot of the details, and that doesn’t make her happy.” In addition to the stress of wedding planning, Kardashian and West are also dealing with renovations on their $11 million Bel Air mansion. The couple purchased the 14,000-square-foot home last year and gutted the entire property. Kardashian reportedly “never wanted” the renovations, but West insisted on customizing the property.
Kanye West Explains Original “College Dropout” Title, Jay Z Denying Collaborations In Rare 2002 Interview
According to a new Radar Online report published on Feb. 12, Kanye West is supposedly dropping in popularity as his concert venues are not selling out. In fact, there appears to be plenty of tickets available for one of his upcoming shows. He has a concert scheduled at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and it appears that the concert promoters have decided to drop the tickets fro $65 to $35 in hopes of getting more people to the concert.
Kanye West Then & Now On The 10th Anniversary Of ‘The College Dropout’
One prominently poignant part of the interview is Kanye Wests idea of what his at-the-time unfinished debut albumCollege Dropout meant. Kanye has said in numerous interviews and onCollege Dropoutfirst single Through The Wire that the car accident changed his view on how he makes music, however he still had the same idea of what the album would be and even had a different title originally: Thats exactly what I want people to think with that title: Im right there with you. Ive thought about calling my sh*tIm Good, because thats a cool title, like just having a title thats like, Yo, you cant criticize that. But for me to try and put on the facade of being the coolest motherfucker ever, its not going to come read more across like that. Im not saying Im the coolest motherfucker ever,Im just saying Im just a fucking smart-a*s. I got to put it in raps. [ALSO CHECK OUT: Eight Little Known Facts About pre-College Dropout KanyeWest ] Kanyes early struggles attaining a record deal have been well documented over the past decade by journalists as well as himself onCollege Dropoutoutro Last Call.
You know, becoming famous is like being catapulted into spacesometimes without a space suit. Weve seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things. But to have an anchor of other astronauts and to make a little space family… I wanted a family. On drugs: “And I don’t, usually smoke / But pass the dro.” “My ego is my drug.