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In the early ‘00s, Kanye West gained notoriety as a producer-for-hire before The College Dropout shook hip-hop to its core. The mix of styles and subject matter is breathtaking. Pop hits rub up against vulnerable moments. Street anthems mingle with wild humor. And “Jesus Walks” challenges beliefs like no other rap song before it. In the hands of a lesser artist, The College Dropoout might have ended a career. Kanye West attacks the set with confidence and conviction—a beacon of things to follow.

Customer Reviews

college dropout amazing!!!

absolute brilliant album never gets old, not a fan of anything he's done after this tho but love it album #dontdrinkthatwine defo 5 stars easy

A Classic.

College Dropout perfectly illustrates the life of Ye at this period in his life. Songs like Never Let Me Down and Through The Wire give the listener a poetic autobiography. All Falls Down and Jesus Walks firmly established Kanye as a superstar rapper, not only a producer. Just brilliant.

Best album kanye ever done

You can relate to what he's written in each song. This album has been my favourite since he come on to the music seen defo buy it you wouldn't be disappointed..

Biography

Born: 08 June 1977 in Atlanta, GA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

In the span of three short years, Kanye West went from hip-hop beatmaker to worldwide hitmaker, as his stellar production work for Jay-Z led to a major-label recording contract and, ultimately, a wildly successful solo career. West paired his beats with tongue-twisting raps and a self-assured, flamboyant personality. His dapper fashion sense set him apart from many of his rap peers, and his confidence often came across as boastful or even egotistical, albeit amusingly so. This flamboyance, of course,...
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