This weekend marks the 10-year anniversary of Kanye West's second album, Late Registration. We here at Complex might hold Kanye's sophomore set in lower regard than his other albums (we listed it at second to last when we ranked Ye's albums) but that doesn't mean we don't recognize that it was still an innovative, influential album from one of our greatest artists. For one, it certainly featured some of Kanye's best songs including first-rate singles "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" and "Gold Digger."
We're not the only ones who are big fans of the album either. Thanks to the album, in 2006 Kanye was nominated for eight Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Although he didn't win either of those awards, he did win three other Grammys that night, including one for Best Rap Album. So for the album's anniversary, the good folks over at the Grammys put together an infographic breaking down all the samples from Kanye's second album. Take a look below.
And if you can't get enough of Late Registration, check out these 10 things you might not know about the album and watch Kanye's acceptance speech from when the album won the Grammy for Best Rap Album.