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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

O.D.B. Was One Of The First To Co-Sign Kanye As An MC. The Receipt Proves It (Audio)


In 2002, during an era where mainstream Hip-Hop appeared heavily saturated with gangsterism and hustler narratives, a preppy, middle-class, pink Polo shirt-rockin’ producer from the Chicago suburbs shocked the Rap game by signing to Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records at its pinnacle. While renowned for his distinctive, soulful production, Kanye West had a notoriously hard time being taken seriously as a rapper. Even his future “Big Brother” and longtime collaborator Jay was hesitant to give the artist his big break, worried that ‘Ye wouldn’t fit into the Roc’s roster. “We all grew up street guys who had to do whatever we had to do to get by,” Jay told Time in 2005. “Then there’s Kanye [West], who to my knowledge has never hustled a day in his life. I didn’t see how it could work.”

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10 comments:

  1. Kanye is from the city, not the suburbs. Please correct.

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  2. As a matter of fact Kanye is from one of the roughest parts of the southside. In Chicago you don't have to be in the streets to have the get it by any means mentality. We hustle our art and intelligence.

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  3. as a matter of fact, kanye was born in atl then moved to the south side after living w his pops in atl. bless him n his mom in the south side. chosen. checkhis name

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  4. I don't feel his rap. I'm not a fan of Kanye.

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  5. I don't feel his rap. I'm not a fan of Kanye.

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  6. Kanye is the best in what he does abd has defined Hip Hop

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  7. The best at hip pop.Nothing hood about him except for his hood rat wife.

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  8. kayne ain't hip hop.. Kim the one hoppin on hips

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  9. youre the reason why hip hop is going soft.. brain washed ass nigga

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