In honor of the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s The College Dropout, Complex Chief Content Officer Noah Callahan-Bever (@N_C_B), Deputy Editor Donnie Kwak (@KwakaFlocka), and contributor Thomas Golianopoulos (@Golianopolous) recall their interviews with Kanye before the release of his debut album. All three interviews contained Kanye freestyles, wildly ambitious predictions (that mostly came true), and powerful insights on Mr. West's frame of mind before The College Dropout was released—and all have never been published until now. You can read these interviews exclusively on

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