Get Kanye West — College Dropout

Yes yes… one of the best pro­duc­ers alive, as well as some­one who brings more to this pos­i­tive ele­ment peo­ple call “hip-hop”… Kanye West, has just dropped his “offi­cial” debut cd Col­lege Dropout. I say “offi­cial” because he had another release early decem­ber 2003. That “advance” release were re-mastered/re-mixed on his “offi­cial” from what I’m hear­ing. Here’s the track list­ing from the “advance” cd:

01 Intro [01:18]
02 Self Con­scious [03:06]
03 Jesus Walks (intro) [00:49]
04 Jesus Walks [03:30]
05 Two Words feat. Mos Def Free­way & Harlem Boys Choir [04:25]
06 The Good, The Bad, The Ugly feat. Con­se­quence [04:10]
07 Breathe In Breathe Out [05:23]
08 Keep The Receipt feat. Dirt Mcgirt [03:30]
09 Heavy Hit­ters feat. GLC [03:01]
10 Slow Jamz feat. Twista & Jaime Foxx [04:06]
11 My Way [03:26]
12 Fam­ily Busi­ness [04:38]
13 Through The Wire [04:34]
14 Never Let You Do feat. Jay-z & Saul Williams [04:30]
15 Home (bonus) [04:02]

All-in-all, this album is some­thing dif­fer­ent. Made myself lis­ten to it, as well as ana­lyze the damn song (lyrics and beats). I can truly say beats, rhyme, and reason—hands down, one of the best hiphop (solo-artist) debut CD I ever bought and enjoyed in a while (maybe even since wyclef’s Car­ni­val). As he said on MTV, VH1, and BET… go down­load it wherever/however you can—and if you like it, support…buy it! I guar­an­tee that you will.

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