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Why millennials resist giving up on Kanye West

By June 16, 2021No Comments

Kanye West released his debut album, The College Dropout, in 2004. Those 21 tracks put lyrics to the feelings I had about life at 19. I’d spent my first semester in college sitting in an 8 a.m. microeconomics class questioning the value of higher education. I’d clocked in to be the underpaid token Black at multiple mall jobs. Like West, I felt as if I were on the brink of something greater. I knew to see myself as Black and brilliant was to flagrantly break an unwritten law of this land.

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