Kanye West Looks Back On 10th Anniversary Of ‘college Dropout’

Yeezus, an aggressively agitating and often stunning achievement, was the consensus No. 1-rated album for 2013 among hundreds of critics, according to the Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop albums poll. (This writer had “Yeezus” second; view the full ballot here .) It was the fourth time in six albums West had won the honor, tying him with Bob Dylan for most wins. It took Dylan more than three decades to achieve this; West did it in one. But for Rickie Jacobs, the 27-year-old Baltimore rapper who has studied West since he released The College Dropout in 2004, his impact is more significant than accolades.
Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/midnight-sun-blog/bal-kanye-west-remains-at-musics-forefront-20140211,0,1154169.story

Kanye West will be among the first guests on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ when the chat show debuts February 24. Kanye West will be among the first guests on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’. The ‘Bound 2’ rapper is part of a star-studded line-up including John Mayer, Lena Dunham and US Vice President Joe Biden, who will all appear throughout the week when the chat show debuts on NBC on February 24. Among the other guests will be Kelly Ripa, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush, John Mayer http://www.allcelebritygossip.com/kim-kardarshian-superstar-tape/ Trio, Brad Paisley and A Great Big World. The news comes after network NBC announced that Amy Poehler, who co-starred with Seth on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and its comedy news sketch ‘Weekend Update’, will be appearing on the first show. Seth has succeeded former ‘Late Show’ host, Jimmy Fallon who is stepping in to replace Jay Leno on the ‘Tonight Show’.
Source: http://news.ph.msn.com/entertainment/kanye-west-among-the-first-guests-on-late-night-with-seth-meyers

Common Says Kanye West Had An “Unprecedented” Impact On Hip Hop

“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.
Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-looks-back-on-college-dropout-10th-anniversary-20140210

“And I feel like its definitely got something new and something special about it. And Im excited, man. I feel like a new artist right nowI feel Hip Hop is something we can use to elevate each other. And like this album, this Nobody Smiling album its not only about the music. The music is special, but we also doing some things with a movement.
Source: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.27500/title.common-says-kanye-west-had-an-unprecedented-impact-on-hip-hop

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