9th Wonder Looks Back at the Harsh and Enduring Come-Up of Kanye West

He remembers a time where the now ever-popular rapper was boo’d on stage.

By //Music

It’s hard to imagine a time where Kanye West wasn’t the Kanye he is today — successful, even idolized, taking on a larger-than-life presence, dominating charts, selling out live shows all over. His family a center for the public eye, while his highly sought-after line of YEEZY clothes and shoes have reached such popularity, knock-offs could be seen just about anywhere you look.

Love him or hate him, he’s reached a status unthinkable to most of us. But as with anyone successful, there’s a lot of work, rejection, and trial and error involved before getting your break. In the spirit of reflecting back on the year, 9th Wonder took to Twitter to share a story of Kanye’s struggles from his early days, detailing a time where he was seeking approval from BET, getting boo’d on stage and having his visuals cut before his performance was done. He assures there’s a lesson to be had from it all, to keep at it and success will eventually come. Check out the whole story from his feed below.

In other music news, check out Obama’s list of favorite songs from 2017.

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