I remember stealing College Dropout from Best Buy and popping it into my Honda Accord. I knew the beats were going to be “DOPE” but I didn’t know what to expect from the Chi-Town’s wordsmith as far as lyrics, musical content. (Back then I only listened to D-Block & Roc-a-Fella Cd’s while rocking my du-rag outdoors.) “We Don’t Care” came on and I just remember an awkward look overcoming my face. I must have muttered something like “This nigga Kanye is an odd ball” as I lowered the volume and reduced my speed. (I was trying to get away form Best Buy!) The second skit in 3 tracks came on and I was beginning to regret my decision to risk my freedom and criminal reputation on this CD. Then “All Falls Down” came on! Instantly I fell in love. I played it four times straight raised the volume and pretended my Honda Accord was a Mercedes Benz. Either way I was still a nigger right? Fuck it though. After I got home I let the CD finish in my stereo and was pleased with my “purchase”. I still don’t like “We Don’t Care” but Kanye,the musical genius, has grown on me. Yea he is a musical genius now, odd ball–not so much.
3 Responses to “Throwback Thursday : All Falls Down – Kanye West”
October 21st, 2010 at 1:06 pm
Possibly one of my favorite songs of all time.
S. Mathis Says:
October 22nd, 2010 at 3:54 pm
Damn. A Kanye song as a throwback? Am I getting old or is time moving way too fast.
Wow Jones Says:
October 30th, 2010 at 1:12 am
That album is tight.