illustration by Gabriela Escovar
Many people claim to miss the “Old Kanye” and have yet to explain who that person is. Any true fan or listener of Kanye West beyond singles and features know that he has been the same throughout his career. West has evolved his sound, samples, and content just as any artist should. Believing in artistic expansion and experimentation is what keeps West perched as one of the greatest hip-hop artists of our time. But sometimes it is great to bask in the nostalgia of an artists beginnings- to venture back to when they first found the fire that urged them to create. Kanye West has a discography like no other. It is packed with family homages, synthesized heartbreak, and soul filled decadence. Take a trip down memory lane, and remember why you love Kanye.
cover illustration by Jesse Wiles