02/10/2014 08:37 am ET Updated Feb 10, 2014

Kanye West Then & Now On The 10th Anniversary Of 'The College Dropout'


Today, Monday, Feb. 10, marks the 10th anniversary of Kanye West's hugely successful breakout studio album, "The College Dropout." Released in 2004, the project featured West's first hit singles, including "All Falls Down," "Through the Wire," "Jesus Walks," and "Slow Jamz." "College Dropout," which showcased collaborations with artists such as Jay Z, Common, and Jamie Foxx, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It went on to sell a total of more than 3 million copies, getting certified multi-platinum.

In recognition of the anniversary of "The College Dropout," we've collected pearls of West's wisdom from the album on everything from love to race to money, and contrasted his stance then with his words on the subjects in recent months. Bump some "New Workout Plan" in celebration and take a look in the table below.