10 Year Anniversary Of 808’s & Heartbreak

On November 24, 2008 Kanye West released his fourth studio album 808’s & Heartbreak. Arguably one of the most sonically groundbreaking albums ever Kanye West dared to create an album compromised of twelve completely auto-tuned tracks with features and production from frequent collaborators like Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Mr.Hudson and NO I.D. What came as a shock to many was the fact the album got almost completely overlooked at the 52nd Grammy’s, Kanye West however would go on to have what many consider the best VH1 Storyteller episode of all time where he performed the entire album at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, The album also went on to be named Rolling Stones 63rd best album of the decade. Many also believe that this album single handily sparked listeners to take a liking to the music created by the world renown artist of today such as Drake, Kid Cudi and plenty more. Some of our members weighed in on their favorite songs from the album below.

Huey – “My favorite song is Pinocchio Story simply because of the raw sound and emotion that was put into the track, Every time I listen to it I feel as if I’m at that show in Signapore watching him live”

Will – “Streetlights. it’s so somber and sonically tight plus I heard it for the first time right after a breakup as I was walking down the street in my feelings, that shit was so real in that moment”

Teezy – “Bad News. The era was really creative for me, that’s when I started filming and I started my brand listening to that very song, I’ll forever be attached to the moment this record created”

2 Comments

  1. Love Lockdown. I had never been able to resonate with a songs lyrics before until this moment, this was the defining moment when Kanye became my favorite musical act.

  2. “Say You Will” is my favorite song off ( 808’s & Heartbreak ) due too the pure raw vulnerability in his lyrics, the pain & cry in his voice meshed with the autotune, the simplicity of the production as well & just overall a great song/intro for the project as a whole …. “Great Memories” when this project came out, it’s definitely a classic in my book.

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