Kanye West 10th Anniversary of College Dropout
“Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life’s work up to that point: The College Dropout,” tweeted ‘Ye. “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.”
He continued, “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 thanked his fans for always being there. “I am honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past ten years,” he said. “I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of.”
Eight albums and 21 Grammys later, he hasn’t lost his passion for music. “Ten years later I am still the same kid from Chicago, still dreaming out loud, still banging on the door,” he said. “The doors may be heavier, but I promise you WE WILL BREAK THEM.”
Damon Dash, the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder recounted the challenges leading up to its release. “Love being a part of making history…you never get used to it…funny thing is everytime I do make history I have to fight my partners first to do it…you wouldn’t believe the internal resistance I got trying to put this album out…good thing I don’t listen to squares and proud of Kanye for staying relevant for so long…and to all that doubted…again…I told you so…again,” wrote Dash.
Do not give up, and if anybody doubts you, is hating on you, or does not believe in your dream, your passion, or that you cannot do it, prove them wrong. That is why I believe it is important to celebrate and embrace because why discourage? Why try to stop someone from attaining their goals? I believe in myself and you can be a part of the journey and join the family or you can show support from afar when it blows up! Xxo Selvin Paris, do not wait until it is too late!
A HUGE THANK YOU to anyone who loves and supports me now, I will cherish it and remember later! Together we can reach new heights!