Countdown to Waves: Day 1 – The College Dropout

With Waves coming out in a week, I thought I’d blog about each of Kanye’s albums leading up to the big day. That being said, let’s get started with arguably the greatest debut album of all time, The College Dropout. 

On February 10th, 2004, almost 12 years ago exact, the world was exposed to 76 minutes and some seconds of the first ever album by the man, Kanye West. Originally known for his talent in music production, no one ever really gave Kanye the chance to rap. Kanye wanted to be known as a rapper more than a producer, and finally Jay-Z gave him a chance to shine. In this album, Yeezy strays away from the typical rap themes such as money, pussy and alcohol (s/o Pusha) and instead towards themes like family, religion, personal struggles and materialism. Kanye tells his full story on how he got to his stardom and the story of getting signed by Roc-A-Fella Records on the final track of the album “Last Call” – basically Kanye ending his album with the message of “Yeah, I know I just murdered this album, and y’all ain’t ready for what’s to come.” Check out the all-time classic album in full below, and take a look at my top 5 songs from The College Dropout:

5. Jesus Walks 

4. We Don’t Care

3. Slow Jamz

2. Family Business

1. Through the Wire

-AV

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