Date: October 2008
2013 is The Year of The Kanye Interview. If watching Kanye this year has taught us anything about him it's that his mind must be racing a mile a minute. But seeing this clip from 2008, when the death of his mother was still a fresh wound, you can see the impact the tragedy had on him. He isn't his boisterous self and it's heartbreaking to watch.
Over the years, Kanye has been on Ellen's show a few times, but this one was special not just because of Kanye's emotional state, but because he premiered the video for "Love Lockdown" as well—marking what may be the first time a major rap artist debuted a music video on a non-music talk show. Something he did again today by premiering "Bound 2." —Insanul Ahmed