A lot of people know that Kanye West was born in Atlanta and moved to Chicago where he chased his dreams of music. He has come a long way from his humble start as a group member the Go Getters. What a lot of people don't know is where he made his first big break. Through The Wire was huge, of course, but Kanye was on the grind way before that. It all started back in 1996 with a phone call from producer Jermaine Dupri. The So So Def all star was working on his first solo album and needed some fresh production. Kanye was called up and the next thing you know Jermaine and Nas were spitting over Kanye's beat that ended up becoming the introduction to the entire project.