On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of West’s smash-hit debut album, The College Dropout, he and fiancée Kim Kardashian celebrated yesterday with a massive cake in the shape of a jeans-and-jacket-wearing-bear sitting on a bench, just like the one gracing the now-classic LP’s cover.
“‘Ya you know what this is…it’s a celebration bitchessss’ #TheCollegeDropoutDinner,” Kim wrote on Instagram, quoting her guy’s “Celebration,” along with a black-and-white photo of them marveling over the cake, which also boasted 10 candles.
(“Grab a drink, grab a glass, after that I grab yo ass,” goes the rest of that line, for the record.)
For his 2004 breakthrough hit, West scored 10 Grammy nominations in 2005, including Album of the Year. The College Dropout was named Best Rap Album, and “Jesus Walks” won for Best Rap Song.
“Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life’s work up to that point: The College Dropout,” West said in a statement (that he also tweeted out) 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. 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.”
West has since released five other solo studio albums, including last year’s Yeezus, and while every artist has his detractors, the critical response to each one was overwhelmingly positive.
“I am honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past ten years,” West continued. “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,” he concluded, “but I promise you WE WILL BREAK THEM.”
Kim, too, acknowledged her man’s game-changer of an album.
“10 years ago today Kanye released his 1st album The College Dropout! This was a game changer!” she wrote. “Could only imagine what you were thinking and feeling today 10 years ago! Happy anniversary to the best producer/artist over the past decade!!!! Can’t wait for the next 10 years! Gonna be listening to this album all day. #TheCollegeDropout #ChangedHipHop.”Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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