To celebrate the ten year anniversary of his classic debut The College Dropout, Kanye West has taken to social media to express his gratitude to fans who have supported his decade-spanning career.
“Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life’s work up to that point: The College Dropout,” West tweeted on Monday. “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.”
The rapper then acknowledged everyone who made the project a commercial success. “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 wrote.
Kanye added, “I am honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past ten 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.”
Meanwhile, his fiance, Kim Kardashian, referred to the album as “a game changer” in a lengthy Instagram post. Kim also called her husband-to-be the “best producer/artist over the past decade.”
The College Dropout debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the hit singles “Through the Wire,” “All Falls Down,” and “Jesus Walks.”
In other Kanye news, a pair of the rapper’s Nike Red October sneakers are listed for $16.4 million on eBay, after the collection sold-out in minutes on Monday.
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