Beating 50 Cent to gain the number one album spot, and what it meant for hip-hop.
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Kanye West's 18 Most Career Defining Moments
12. Beating 50 Cent to gain the number one album spot, and what it meant for hip-hop.
Kanye West went head to head with 50 Cent when both of their albums, 'Graduation' and 'Curtis' went head to head with the same release date in September 2007. 'Graduation' outsold 50's album by a large margin and debuted at number one in the US. Many critics dubbed the result as a defining moment in hip-hop, seeing 'Ye's style as avoiding the hardcore-gangster style as the beginning of a new direction for hip-hop. Picture: Getty