On This Day We Become Legendary

A preview of the Kanye cover story is up at the XXL site.


On Sept. 19, SoundScan’s sales numbers for the Sept. 11 releases will be announced. How badly do you wanna be No. 1 against Curtis?
I never cared about being No. 1. Never cared about having the No. 1 record on Billboard or anything like that. As many raps as I’ve written, and as much shit as I talk, have I ever mentioned that I sold 850,000 copies of Late Registration the first week? I never mentioned that, because—I appreciate the fans going out and buying, I would hope to sell a million the first week—but my whole thing is not about the numbers, but more [about] people saying, “That song ‘Roses’ really helped me out when my grandma died.” So even if “Stronger” can’t move past Sean Kingston [on radio-play charts], it doesn’t matter, because in five years it will be important to people…

Kanye West: Harder Than You Think (Pause)


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218 Responses to “On This Day We Become Legendary”

  1. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    landLORD Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 12:13 pm
    Green eyes said

    ^ thats kind of harsh to the kids who signed up not because of patriotism but truly felt it was the only option to better future

    ——————

    … no excuse … enlistee’s sign a CONTRACT and SOLEMNLY SWEAR to attack and defend at the USA’s order … the “better future” option, or excuse for enlisting, is akin to someone selling drugs because they have no option … at least a dope dealer does dirt for self, not for a lying dictatorship … they knew death was a very real option the day they enlisted … if you know the US government are lying global manipulators, and you VOLUNTEER time in service to aid said global Manipulators, you have been brainwashed and led astray … no RIP for those …

    ^ I dont agree, but I respect you having an opinion and standing on it. When most people have an opinion that isnt popular they tend to waiver.

  2. THE-XFACTA Says:

    @

    MadeInMilwaukee….Since1979 Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 12:12 pm
    THE-XFACTA Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 12:10 pm
    @

    vMadeInMilwaukee….Since1979 Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
    I cosign Mia X being the best female m.c. next to MC Lyte. It was packed like election day in Best Buy today.
    ———————-

    Ya some funny dudes!!!

    ^ I only speak the truth!

    ———————–

    What about:

    Jean Grae
    Foxy Brown
    Sweet T/Lady T
    Queen Latifah
    Finesse and Sequence
    Monie Love
    Lil Kim

    They are all better then Mia X aren’t they?

  3. G7 Says:

    Soul Clapper Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    Industry Rule #4080: Dr Dre is shady (no Marshall)

    unkut.com/2007/09/inside-the-raekwonaftermath-deal/

    Dropped like a bad habit…

    =====
    If Dre think Rae is washed up he’s a retard for signing him in the first place. What was the point? He put Rae on hold for an entire year just so he could lift weights. smh.

  4. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ^ I dont agree, but I respect you having an opinion and standing on it. When most people have an opinion that isnt popular they tend to waiver.

    ***Co-sign..I just wish he had more balance to his argument, though….nigga makes it sound like all muslims hold hands and skip thru the desert while singing “Kumbayaa” (sp?)…there’s some diabolical m’fukkas on that side, too….all I’m trying to say to my brother landlord is, “shades of grey, nigga, shades of grey”….

  5. BKScribe Says:

    @ Catch, Land and Ike

    http://www.saywerd.wordpress.com/2007/08/23/politics-ditto/#more-7

    food for thought.

  6. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    @ X-Facta…nigga, stop with the Sweet T, already, lol

  7. G7 Says:

    catch22, made, green, 456,xfacta, soul clapp, oh brutha, land, joe88, crazy, icon, big homie, yaboy, jamz, k. jones….salute!!

  8. Soul Clapper Says:

    If Dre think Rae is washed up he’s a retard for signing him in the first place. What was the point? He put Rae on hold for an entire year just so he could lift weights. smh.

    =============================================

    I agree. I know that in this era of Woosie and Debbie ringtone dudes, Rae is probably “not relevant” or w/e, but why leave a dude on the shelf like that? There are SO many artists getting shelved right now because label-heads don’t know how to market them…

  9. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    BKScribe Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    @ Catch, Land and Ike

    http://www.saywerd.wordpress.com/2007/08/23/politics-ditto/#more-7

    food for thought.

    ***Ol’ incense and sandals ass nukka, lol…j/k…nice work, BKS…I only read a couple of passages, in….but I’ll delve deeper (none) when I have some downtime to properly digest (again)

  10. Oh Brutha Says:

    G7 Says:

    If Dre think Rae is washed up he’s a retard for signing him in the first place. What was the point? He put Rae on hold for an entire year just so he could lift weights. smh.

    ^^^^^^
    word, suhn was looking like the incredible hulk @ the VMAs

    must be nice to just make beats and lift weights all day

  11. catch22 Says:

    landlord enjoys the freedom to be a jackass because soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen die.

    i enlisted for myself. its a means to an end.

  12. electrogremlinCS88 Says:

    *daps BOSSmon, jr.Gong7*

  13. THE-XFACTA Says:

    @

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    @ X-Facta…nigga, stop with the Sweet T, already, lol

    ———————————-

    Sweet T is hot

    *Looks through cpu for ‘I Got The Feeling Track’*
    *Damn James Brown had a big influence on hip hop*

  14. landLORD Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 12:19 pm
    ^ I dont agree, but I respect you having an opinion and standing on it. When most people have an opinion that isnt popular they tend to waiver.

    ***Co-sign..I just wish he had more balance to his argument, though….nigga makes it sound like all muslims hold hands and skip thru the desert while singing “Kumbayaa” (sp?)…there’s some diabolical m’fukkas on that side, too….all I’m trying to say to my brother landlord is, “shades of grey, nigga, shades of grey”….

    ——————–

    … balance for what ? … of course all Muslims aint perfect, but my comments are about the hoax of 9/11, not interfaith history … where’s the balance in the treatment of Muslims ?!? … you sound like you believe the rhetoric your former bosses implanted in you … im creating balance … im the voice of the unheard Muslims in a land of lying Christians … and there needs to be more like me to create REAL balance … so yes ICON, you always been ‘my mans’ (100 Grand), but on this one YOU GTFOH … i know you have stated you have some issues with your past Islamic teachings, so I overstand your position, but truth is truth and lies fall apart … (c) everything your “leaders’ told you about 9/11 … even Pat Tillman …

  15. Rizz Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 11:52 am
    Rizz Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 11:50 am
    ye’s album is gonna be in my car and any cd player available until it breaks and then ill get my second copy out

    ***You know you can save audio files on your computer, right? LOL

    hold up i didnt get to that part yet of course i have it on there someone was asking what people thought of it and i was pretty much saying endless spins

  16. Phuque Says:

    OPERATION: SAVE “CURTIS”: THE MELTDOWN

    whatuheard.wordpress.com

    09.11.07

    U mad?

  17. harrydirty Says:

    kanyes cd minus 3 songs is pretty wack

  18. $***M-ROC***$ Says:

    daring to go in a direction the fans might not be ready for > recycling the same shit you did your last two albums

    curtis lost artistically because he’s not an artist, he’s an entrepreneur that’s got all of you bamboozled, hoodwinked, whatever you want to call it. you’re buying the same bullshit you bought the last Two Times (ayooo), and just because booboo tells you it’s somehow different. do you actually listen to music, or is it merely background for your “checking soundscan numbers” time?

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