The album dropped just a few months after my mother had passed away, and a year after I'd broken up with a girl I'd been with for six and a half years. I took my cues from The College Dropout. I'm glad I did.
Young people look to Kanye as a talented artist, which he is. However, if they look to him for anything else, such as someone who knows about politics, basic manners or living in reality, they are going to get a very slanted view of the world.