Chicago Rapper and Super Producer Kanye West debuted his album “College Dropout” which dropped February 10, 2004. He was a Roc A Fella Artist as well as with Def Jam. He gave us singles “Through The Wire” September 2003 and “Slow Jamz” December 2003 before the official drop. We received the song “All Falls Down” featuring Syleena Johnson which still is a great song of our time. All songs were charted on the Billboard Hot 100 then becoming number 1. This album features vocals from Jay-Z, Mos Def, Ludacris, Twista, and Jamie Foxx.
The College Dropout was number 2 on the Billboards its second week. Kanye West created a successful campaign run with this album. It soon granted him a Grammy for Best Rap Album. He sold well over 3 million copies with worldwide sales of over 8 million.
With “Never Let Me Down” featuring Jay-Z who spits about his success and power in the rap industry. J. Ivy is also featured giving positive spoken words. Kanye West speaks on his family and dealing with things in life such as poverty and racism.
“The New Workout Plan” was a fun-filled song that displays the act of exercise and fitness. “Through The Wire” was a highlight of the album, with samples of Chaka Khan. He gives the world his experience in being in a car accident that wired his mouth shut.
This album became one of his best albums he has ever recorded. This rap album became an all time favorite. He used choirs and sensual melodies throughout his production. With him discussing his humble journey from making beats in the bedroom to now becoming one of the best to ever do it. Reminisce below by listening to the “College Dropout”.