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Kanye West – The College Dropout (2004)

July 25, 2013

[Album 215/1001]Kanyewest_collegedropout

When helping friends move, I’m likely to hear, “Hey, you’re stronger than I thought.”  Before pointing toward any beaches, I quickly remember my hulking 149lb physique sets strength expectations microscopically low.

The College Dropout impressed me; still deciding whether it’s genuinely amazing or my expectations were amiss.  TBD after a few more listens.  Either way, not your average debut.

From → 2000s

  1. Not my cup of tea personally, but he sure did make his millions. Gold plated toilets, is what I read yesterday!

    • From what I gather, this is the record before his super-extravagance began. As a result, quite listen-able!

      The last song in particular (Last Call) is a 12+ minute autobiographical epic about trying to get credibility as a rapper (and not just as a producer).

      The themes of Jesus, apathy about education/post-grad career prospects were refreshingly different topics from his peers. Too bad once he got the credibility, he’s gone the route of wealth flaunting (toilets, I hadn’t heard that one)!

  2. Ughh.. I don’t want to like Kanye or should I say Yeesus or whatever he is calling himself now, but I do. I don’t want to like his music.. I DON”T! His lyrics are clever and smart, and catchy. Damn you Kanye for making good music!

    • When a good friend said he was listening to a lot of Kanye West, I though he was being ironic! College Dropout is the extent of my knowledge thus far, from what I’ve been told more recent ones (especially the latest) aren’t nearly as strong.

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