“I’d rather come out on a day like that, up against 50—where people are excited about going to the stores and it’s an event and people talk about it—and be #2 on that day rather than come out and be #1 on a day nobody cares about,” West said. “It’s about things going down in history. It’s not that much exciting stuff in hip-hop right now. I think people are going to make it more than what I’m making it myself. At the end of the day, I’m making music and I’m trying to sell.”
–Kanye West tells MTV News about releasing his album Graduation on September 11th, which happens to be his birthday and the same day 50 Cent releases Curtis.