People may say he's cocky, stuck-up, whatever else, but at the end of the day Kanye's sincerity and humbleness during this crucial time period got him the winning numbers....that's my opinion at least. I don't know what went on behind closed doors but from my POV his reverential attitude (or Def Jam) is what helped him sell that 9 hundred and 50 something thousand albums and still counting. I certainly was one of the people who doubted Mr. West and thought he was gonna fall behind a couple #'s due to 50's past chart-toppers but I guess life is full of surprises, and I clearly can't be mad at that because besides the fact that I think Kanye is 1 of the best, my life in general is one big bombshell. So yea...that's that and it still seems unreal but uhm...Yay for Ye'! He deserves it.