Kanye West doesn’t tweet very often, but when he does, we know it’s coming from the heart.
On Monday afternoon, as the rapper celebrated the ten year anniversary of his debut album, The College Dropout, West made sure to thank his fans for all their support. In a series of tweets, the 36-year-old reminded us that it was a struggle to get where he is now as an artist.
“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. 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 ten years. I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of. The doors may be heavier, but I promise you WE WILL BREAK THEM.”
The College Dropout debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart selling 441,000 copies in its first week. The 2005 LP also landed Kanye a Grammy for Best Rap Album at the 47th Grammy Awards.