Album Track Listing
Release Date: 16 February 2004
By: Usman Sajjad
2. We Don't Dare
3. Graduation Day
4. All Falls Down
5. I'll Fly Away
7. Jesus Walks
8. Never Let Me Down
9. Get Em High
10. Workout Plan
11. The New Workout Plan
12. Slow Jamz
13. Breathe In Breathe Out
14. School Spirit - Skit1
15. School Spirit
16. Lil Jimmy - Skit
17. Two Words
18. Through The Wire
19. Family Business
20. Last Call
When rap fans hear the name Kanye West, they are likely to respond with, 'Hot producer turned hyped rapper. And in my opinion they're right.
2004 is the year that kicked off Kanye's explosive debut rap album, 'College Drop Out', which has been heavily hyped and taken his celebrity status to a new level. Originally making his money from producing tracks for the likes of Jay Z - 'H to the Izzo'; 'Ludacris - Stand Up' and 'You Dont Know my Name' - Alicia Keys, Kanye West has been creating some huge hits.
is a creative effort which features longtime friend Talib
Z, Mos Def,
Freeway and Ludacris.
The album kicks off with 'We Don't Dare' - a track which contains inspirational
messages to the younger generation about drugs, with the chorus sung by
kids to a typical Kanye beat. Graduation day has some smooth vocals from
an unknown vocalist and has a similiar melody to that played at high school
'Slow Jamz' featuring comedian Jamie Foxx and Chi Town native Twista, has shot to the top of the charts recently and transformed both Twista and Kanye into celebrities.' Breathe In, Breathe Out' featuring Ludacris on the hook is also a perfect example of classic hip-hop with its understated drum breaks.
the concept of college and continuous study in 'School Spirit'. 'Two Words'
is an amazing structured track featuring media mogul Mos Def and Islamic
rapper Freeway along with the Harlem Boys
Choir. On his first single of the album, 'Through The
Wire', 'Kanye speeds up Chaka Khan's
'Through the Fire,' adds a thunderous bassline, pounding drums, and a
tight flow. The versatility continues when you listen to 'Family Business',
exposing his more emotional side.
4.5 Out of 5
9. Get Em High
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