Today In Hip-Hop: Kanye West’s “Through The Wire” Dropped 10 Years Ago

On this day, September 30, in hip-hop history... 2003: Kanye West's debut single "Through The Wire" was released 10 years ago today. After establishing himself as one of hip-hop's hottest producers, Kanye West was desperate to be taken more seriously as a rapper, but despite his production hustle, many in hip-hop were slow to embrace West as a rapper due to his art school eccentricities and lack of street credibility. Fate intervened on the night of  October 23, 2002. After exiting a studio session for Beanie Sigel, Peedi Crakk and The Black Eyed Peas, Kanye was involved in a near-fatal car accident when he was ...

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