Today is the day that Kanye West unleashes his newest work Yeezus to the masses. With six solo albums now under his belt, let’s take a look at never before seen photos of Kanye from The Fader. The man behind the lens is photographer Jonathan Mannion who has shot many artist’s in the past, ranging from Biggie to Drake. These photos were taken roughly 10 years ago before Kanye released his first album, The College Dropout. Even before he had an official album out, Kanye landed the cover, which in a sense crowned him as the next big thing. This would be his first magazine cover, and it certainly wouldn’t be his last either. 10 years ago, all eyes were on a man named Kanye West, and now 10 years later, all eyes are on Yeezus. For more about the photos and the shoot from that day, check out The Fader here.
All photos by Jonathan Mannion