On February 10, 2004, Kanye West released College Dropout. I remember buying that CD and playing it nonstop in my red CD player (remember those?) Every song from that album is played in heavy rotation to this day...except Breathe In, Breathe Out. That song may be my least favorite.
I also remember getting braces the same day Through the Wire was the new joint of the day on BET's '106 & Park' --I felt that no one else in the world knew my pain except for Kanye. We were soulmates for the day. Thank you, Mr. West.