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college, dropout, 10, years, later, anniversary“I PAID FOR THIS FILM!!!!” -Kanye West on “Punk’d”

On the 10th year anniversary of Kanye West’s “The College Dropout” we take a look back on the music videos that assisted the album in doing the numbers it did. At the time, the album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart and sold 441,000 copies in its first week. It received acclaim from music critics and earned West several accolades, including a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 47th Grammy Awards.

The success of the album and establishment of Kanye as more than a producer would be the start to a still on going, controversial, yet gifted career where Kanye has time and time again given everyone music that will stand the test of time. It began a journey and development of a rapper/producer who went on to become a global brand, fashion and sneaker designer, director, and influence the sound of many artists today. Take a look back at the music videos, you’ll find that Kanye has been Kanye since the very beginning. Make sure you revisit the album before the day is over and check out the best verses from TCD here.