There's never been anybody to do it quite like Kanye West. Even when he busted out onto the scene with "Through The Wire" in 2003, it was clear that he'd be a superstar. It wasn't clear, however, that he'd have arguably the biggest impact on pop culture of any rapper, ever.

College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation set the tone for what has become the greatest run of albums in rap history. Today we'll focus on the early singles from those albums before giving just a little shine to 808s & Heartbreaks, the beginning of Kanye's more experimental era. 

T.L.O.P. is officially out later today, with screenings in theatres around the world. We'll be live-tweeting the entire time, so stay glued to our twitter feed at approximately 4:00 PM EST. Til then, click through these singles.