This morning Kanye West made the announcement that Australian leg of his tour was going to be postponed. Originally slated for May, the dates are now taking place in September. You’re probably thinking that unless you live down undah (classless joke) this news doesn’t really affect you.
WELL THINK AGAIN
Kanye’s using the time to make/finish his new album. So there’s that.
Here’s a few of the things you’re probably thinking right now, assuming that he is actually going to use the time to finish his album and not marry Kim like everyone is saying.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout.
Does anyone remember the Artist To Watch segment from MTV? I know that it still exists, but there was once a simpler time where it would air right between Room Raiders and TRL. It was a quick 5 minute snapshot of a new artist, giving you just enough information to make you interested. I don’t remember a lot of the artists featured, but I explicitly remember Kanye.
The segment talked about his producing for Jay-Z, and the car accident that almost killed him. It was also the first time I heard ‘Through the Wire’, the song recorded during his recovery when his mouth was wired shut.
Multiple artists talked about how much they loved him. Different pictures would flash on the screen of him in a holding a bear mascots head. There was no leather pants, no grill, no stripped glasses. Just a guy wanting to step into the spotlight.
I’ll never forget when Alicia Keys, who was at the height of her career, said, “I think we can expect big things from Kanye.”
The College Dropout not only solidified her statement, but became one of the best debut albums in Rap history.