"The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February 10, 2004).Kanye West fought for recognition when he was 12 years old, and still thirsts for respect today. He survived a car accident that nearly killed him, but instead propelled him, and strengthened the necessity to jump on tables to prove his talents and fight stigmas that come with being a rapper/producer and a brutally honest, emotional backpacker.Kanye’s first studio album, "The College Dropout," continues to resonate in pop culture 10 years after its release, not only because of Kanye West but all of those who were a part of the creation.
emydunc went to a work gala at the castle this weekend and i am peeved at the lack of pictures she took.
Fun fact, my two childhood best friends and I have a grand plan to save our money forever and buy the castle when we graduated high school and all live there together with our families. That worked well…
Fun fact two, if I had endless money I would get married here. Or just have a really badass sleepover with my friends.
Another fun fact:
My group of friends had the grand plan of spending senior skip day dressed as Knights and raiding this castle but then it caught on fire. Pretty sure that was the big guy upstairs making sure we did not spend senior skip night in jail dressed as Knights after trespassing.
Yet Another Fun Fact: Although we spent a lot of time planning our siege we called a hot route when we saw the front page of the Herald Leader, and instead played a day-long, neighborhood-wide game of capture the flag. Who won is still a topic for debate although due to his performance at the then recent Journalism Class Cici’s pizza eating contest it’s generally accepted that TFG cheated &lafayette
Was there a debate? Blue clearly won…
The top 10 songs last year were played close to twice as much on the radio than they were 10 years ago, according to Mediabase, a division of Clear Channel Communications Inc. that tracks radio spins for all broadcasters. The most-played song last year, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” aired 749,633 times in the 180 markets monitored by Mediabase. That is 2,053 times a day on average. The top song in 2003, “When I’m Gone” by 3 Doors Down, was played 442,160 times that year.
This statistic is terrifying. Pretty much sums up Lexington’s radio.
I absolutely love this song. That ending!