10 years ago, Kanye West released what many call the greatest album of his career: The College Dropout. Since his explosive debut, the rapper/producer’s repetoire has expanded to include fashion, marriage, and babies.
Two days ago (Feb. 10), the mad scientist took time out of his busy schedule to celebrate the milestone with an intimate dinner at Nobu. With Kim Kardashian by his side and surrounded by friends, Yeezy was all smiles as he was presented with a cake resembling the infamous College Dropout mascot pictured on his album cover.
He also took to Twitter to thank his fans and peers for continuing to support his work.
“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,” wrote the rapper.
“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.”
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