The College Dropout

The College Dropout

Music CD - 2004
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"East Coast rap" songs; principally written by Kanye West or with others.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Roc-A-Fella Records/Hip Hop : Manufactured and marketed by The Island Def Jam Music Group ; [Universal City, Calif.] : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution Corp., p2004
Branch Call Number: CD URBAN Wes
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Kanye West, the college dropout

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Deebo574
Jan 31, 2018

This the prime example of what a definitive classic is. There are few perfect hip-hop albums out there but this is one of them. A guy chose to rap in way that was close to spoken poetry over a hip-hop jazzy blues type beats and succeeded. Every track is filled with exceptional bars and passion. You can tell this early Kanye cares about what he's doing with his craft. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the old Kanye. I'm well aware of his growth and progress within hip-hop but its nothing like this album that screams "I MISS THE OLD KANYE". There is a track called "Through the Wire" where he's literally rapping with his mouth wired shut due to an accident. But every line has either a punchline, clever word play or pop culture reference that's fueled with his passion. Outstanding album and there will never be anything like it.

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reginator_22
Jan 11, 2018

I think this may be Kanye's best. His first! Different topics, great beats. Jesus Walks is one of my favorite tracks!!

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susansmithjr
Dec 17, 2015

sorry , this gift belongs to this family and Arn Anderson is proud of it. Santino Marella 1998 1991 lunchroom harolds chicken 71# 3713 Chicago park district

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BlckHybrid
Mar 06, 2012

A classic record. Kanye & company give you %110 on The College Dropout.

One appreciates the the lyrical delivery of Kanye,Common, Jay Z amongst others. The content stays away from the stereotypes of gangsters, hoes, pimp and drugs. What the album proves on each track you dont need to be from the bloc but be real about your own life/struggles.

An album for the ages.

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BlckHybrid
Mar 06, 2012

BlckHybrid thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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reginator_22
Jan 21, 2018

They said you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tape
But if I talk about God my record won't get played
Huh?
Well let this take away from my spins
Which will probably take away from my ends
Then I hope this take away from my sins
And bring the day that I'm dreaming about
Next time I'm in the club everybody screaming out
(JESUS WALKS)

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