Rap’s Misunderstood Mastermind — What happened to the old Kanye?

In 2004 when I was a child, my sister got her first iPod. Inside of the slick, metallic device were 1000 songs that she could listen to, wherever she wanted to, whenever she wanted to.

One evening she let me listen to it. I excitedly put on the earbuds and paced around the kitchen, with the songs playing on shuffle. I must have listened to 20 different…