I grew up in the 90s, but I really gravitated towards music the most during the early 2000's. I remember hearing "Through the Wire" for the first time and thinking to myself, "This shit is hella dope." (Yes, those words exactly, haha) When I first got the album I just kept thinking, "WTF is he wearing on the cover?" That was irrelevant, but anyways.... I really fell in love production, samples and beats with soulful connections. I can attribute my deep appreciation to the intstrumental side of music to Kanye and especially this album. Crazy stuff.
Happy Anniversary! It's a celebration, bitches!
Boost for breakfast an Ensure for dizzerrtt
Check out this throwback interview of Ye', months before the album dropped.