DISCOVERING KANYE: PRE-808
808s and Heartbreak was released 7 years ago.
- •Through The WireWait, what? He meant literally? And who would've thought that high-pitched Chaka Khan sample sounded so pleasant to my ears? Also, that clap x snare sound?! I'm sold. Which lead me to the whole album of...
- •The College DropoutStill my favorite Kanye album to this day. Great motown samples treated in ways that were not so common in those days. And the skits are so real and hilarious.
- •Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My NameArguably one of the decade's classic. My fave off the diary album. And guess who produced it? That's right, Ye did.
- •Late Registration2nd album. More strings and choir goodnesses on this one. Oh and it looks like he's keeping the Dropout Bear.
- •Late Orchestration TourFirst time seeing his live performance. I was living in Kuala Lumpur at that time. He filled out only half of the place but still rockin' with the strings ensemble.
- •GraduationA nice conclusion for the trilogy. Not so secretly still hoping that the bear will make a comeback in the future.