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Title: Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: KVB on May 01, 2003, 11:53:28 PM
Kanye West
College Dropout
Roc-A-Fella Records
First quarter 2004


Jay-Z Producer Kanye West Prepares Debut


After producing dozens of hits for his Roc-A-Fella Records fam along with other emcees in the industry, Kanye West is grabbing the mic on his own with his debut album. Set to drop on Roc-A-Fella Records this summer, College Dropout will be produced entirely by Kanye, who will also be the star of the LP.

"I'm a rapper too, I make beats and I rhyme," Kanye explained to SOHH.com. "The album is called College Dropout because it's dedicated to those who leave school to follow their dreams. For those cats who don't conform to society saying you have to graduate from college to be successful."

The album will feature appearances from Mos Def, Jay-Z, Freeway, Ludacris and The Harlem Boys Choir.



Tentative tracklisting:

College Dropout track list:
"Drug Dealin' "
"Intro"
"Self-Conscious"
"Jesus Walks"
"2 Words" (w/ Mos Def, Freeway, Harlem Boys Choir)
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
"Breathe in, Breathe Out"
"Keep the Receipt" (w/ Dirt McGirt)
"Heavy Hitters"
"Slow Jam"
"My Way"
"Family Business"
"Livin' a Movie"
"Through the Wire"
"Never Let Me Down" (w/ Jay-Z)
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: _That_Cracka_J on May 02, 2003, 08:57:33 AM
I hope he gets some better guests to appear on the album.  The only one listed that I like is Jay Z.  I like Kanye West beats though.  Should be some tight production.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: On The Edge of Insanity on May 03, 2003, 08:28:30 AM
What you on about man? Mos Def will be a dope guest on this album, Ludacris will probably drop a dope verse, and I'm real interested to see what Kanye does with the Harlem Boys Choir on a track. Kanye does bring dope beats to the table most of the time so this should be a dope album music wise, it's all down to whether he can handle a whole album of rapping by himself with limited guests.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Jome on May 03, 2003, 08:28:45 PM
What you on about man? Mos Def will be a dope guest on this album, Ludacris will probably drop a dope verse, and I'm real interested to see what Kanye does with the Harlem Boys Choir on a track. Kanye does bring dope beats to the table most of the time so this should be a dope album music wise, it's all down to whether he can handle a whole album of rapping by himself with limited guests.

Yeah, the guests seems dope, and I'm also kinda worried if Kanye can hold down a whole album by himself.
He will probably have Beans, Bleek, and some other ROC-guns on there too though.. wouldn't be surprised if it became some sort of a compilation.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: KVB on May 04, 2003, 02:14:19 AM
I'm also kinda worried about whether he can hold down an entire album on his own. So far I've only heard two songs with him rapping, "Through The Wire" & "The Bounce" w / Jay-Z, and judging from those his rapping abilities are average at best... I think he needs guest appearances of damn near every track if he wants to make this a dope album. Hopefully more appearances will be announced soon, I especially wanna see Twista on there.

Beat-wise however it will be top-notch, no doubt about that. Anyway, I can't wait for the album... hopefully Kanye will have stepped up his rap game in time of its release. Peeace
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Jome on May 04, 2003, 05:26:45 PM
I'm also kinda worried about whether he can hold down an entire album on his own. So far I've only heard two songs with him rapping, "Through The Wire" & "The Bounce" w / Jay-Z, and judging from those his rapping abilities are average at best... I think he needs guest appearances of damn near every track if he wants to make this a dope album. Hopefully more appearances will be announced soon, I especially wanna see Twista on there.

Beat-wise however it will be top-notch, no doubt about that. Anyway, I can't wait for the album... hopefully Kanye will have stepped up his rap game in time of its release. Peeace

You should check "Champions" w. Kanye West, Beanie Siegel, Twista, Cam'Ron, Young Chris & Dame Dash - he raps on that one.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Agua on June 05, 2003, 11:06:10 AM
College Dropout track list:
"Drug Dealin' "
"Intro"
"Self-Conscious"
"Jesus Walks"
"2 Words" (w/ Mos Def, Freeway, Harlem Boys Choir)
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
"Breathe in, Breathe Out"
"Keep the Receipt" (w/ Dirt McGirt)
"Heavy Hitters"
"Slow Jam"
"My Way"
"Family Business"
"Livin' a Movie"
"Through the Wire"
"Never Let Me Down" (w/ Jay-Z)
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Dorado on June 05, 2003, 10:48:05 PM
I cant wait to hear this shit.  Production is gonna be nutz   :o :o :o!!!   As for rapping he can hold his own.  Check out the freestyle with common.  This is on my "to buy list"
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: KVB on June 08, 2003, 02:27:27 AM
College Dropout track list:
"Drug Dealin' "
"Intro"
"Self-Conscious"
"Jesus Walks"
"2 Words" (w/ Mos Def, Freeway, Harlem Boys Choir)
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
"Breathe in, Breathe Out"
"Keep the Receipt" (w/ Dirt McGirt)
"Heavy Hitters"
"Slow Jam"
"My Way"
"Family Business"
"Livin' a Movie"
"Through the Wire"
"Never Let Me Down" (w/ Jay-Z)

That's a tight tracklisting, I would've hoped for a few more guest appearances though. I've heard a few of these tracks on the "I'm Good" mixtape and they sound good... But Kanye can definitely step up his rap game. We'll see how this one turns out.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: ^_^ on June 12, 2003, 09:55:12 PM
ill give it a look in,i mean i am the kind of person who isnt big on mass collab's,id like to see a bit more than whats in that listing,but from what is there it seeems like there will be some nice variety with out it being clogged up with filler and apearance's "shit" if you know what i mean,but yeah,Kanye West on his own album is an idea i find apealing at least :)
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Dorado on July 07, 2003, 10:20:43 PM
Man I cant wait for this shit man.  whats the offical relase date??
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: S.G.V. on July 08, 2003, 03:31:47 AM
i doubted kanye at first...rappin wise...but from what ive heard...he comes off tight...he can hold an album down...easily...
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Dj Eskimo on July 08, 2003, 07:23:32 AM
whats the offical relase date??
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Jim Jones on July 14, 2003, 05:25:02 PM
Through The Wire is fuckin dope.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: T.J. on August 04, 2003, 05:35:35 PM
anyone got an official release date yet?
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: KVB on August 16, 2003, 10:55:29 PM
anyone got an official release date yet?

It's pushed back until early 2004, as there are other artists first in line @ Roc-A-Fella. A damn shame... :-\

check www.hiphopsite.com/NEWS
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: T.J. on August 17, 2003, 05:55:46 AM
it says on hiphopsite that MOP got something due by October..... is this bullshit?
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Dorado on August 17, 2003, 12:37:02 PM
anyone got an official release date yet?

It's pushed back until early 2004, as there are other artists first in line @ Roc-A-Fella. A damn shame... :-\

check www.hiphopsite.com/NEWS

damn.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Young Dan Iza on August 17, 2003, 11:22:06 PM
kanye is my boy, hes the next in rap heres some news---
his video thru the wire was on rap city the other day and you can vote for it to be on 106 and park,,,,kanye paid for the video to be made without any help from roc-a-fella, the roc is kinda upset because they want to push the song keep the receipt wit ol dirty bastard.  The cd has been pushed back to the first quarter of 2004 which really sucks, which should give kanye sometime to heal up from his jaw being wired shut again becuz it didnt line up right.  The only way the cd would be moved up is if Thru the Wire and Keep the Receipt began to get alot of airplay, the roc has been known to push up releases if a couple of hot singles are out, just like they did for the state property 2 with when u hear that and cant stop wont stop singles
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Dorado on August 21, 2003, 04:22:03 PM
Keep the Receipt???  Is this any good. Havent herd it.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Don Breezio on August 21, 2003, 09:07:08 PM
Keep the Receipt???  Is this any good. Havent herd it.

i like it...its all about ppl taking back the whack ass bullshit thats polluting hip hop back to the store...its a dope song...not kanyes best though.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Dorado on August 22, 2003, 04:27:17 PM
Keep the Receipt???  Is this any good. Havent herd it.

i like it...its all about ppl taking back the whack ass bullshit thats polluting hip hop back to the store...its a dope song...not kanyes best though.

Dope thanks.
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Woodrow on September 30, 2003, 11:51:32 PM
Any news on this one?
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Young Dan Iza on December 30, 2003, 09:07:32 PM
February 10, 2004....str8 from the ROC
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: ·SiNiStEr· on January 04, 2004, 01:22:28 PM
Twista is on Slow Jamz and i've already seen the video some where...

The song is pretty tight.. Twista sticks the beat and the production is bangin..
Through the wire's video is out too.. I think this LP will get some recognition.. he already got 2 singles out in the air before it even dropped.. ima buy it
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: [Stoned]Jesus H. Christ[Wheat] on January 04, 2004, 08:51:53 PM
video was decent, got no probs with it. Like the song, good for blazing too and easy drunk listening so it gets my vote  ;D
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: OmNIsCiUs on January 07, 2004, 03:27:00 AM
its out on the scene www.ircspy.com ... found it while lookin for some ...umm... visual ;) material lol

but yeah let me know if its good if anyone downloads it
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Now_Im_Not_Banned on January 10, 2004, 01:15:03 AM
He sounds a lot like 50 Cent...
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: West C. Connected on January 10, 2004, 07:02:38 AM
He sounds a lot like 50 Cent...

Not to me.. But they both have had problems with their mouth.

By the way, Breathe In Breathe Out is one fucking dope song. :o
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: Now_Im_Not_Banned on January 10, 2004, 04:24:01 PM
He sounds a lot like 50 Cent...

Not to me.. But they both have had problems with their mouth.

By the way, Breathe In Breathe Out is one fucking dope song. :o


Are you the guy from the Neptunes?
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: MANBEARPIG. on January 10, 2004, 11:53:58 PM
*ok, I haven't really heard Kanye rappin other than Slow Jamz and Through The Wire so think of that as a disclaimer*


The beat on through the wire, the sample of Chaka Khan's Through The Fire is dope period but the song itself is repetitive and tiring and his flow on that is not too hot in my opinion.  When Through the Wire came out I was jockin' it but the more and more I heard it through the next 2 months or so made me sick of it.  Fastforward to January and I can't turn on my radio without hearing through the wire at least twice in a regular day of driving.  Through The Wire's lyrics were unimpressive but they drowned by a tightass track.  Slow Jamz is a completely different aspect of Kanye's lyrical prowess giving him a chance to rap to a slower beat and more control in his flow.  So what I've gathered in my Kanye knowlege is that he is a better slow rapper than to a faster beat his lyrics always come off as controlled like that.  With that being said the Colab. with mighty Mos Def is guaranteed gold in my opinion, Mos Def being a real lyricist who has shown his skill faster songs "Ms. Fatbooty" and slower songs "Brown Skin Lady".  I'ma gonna pick up this album upon it's release but I am not expecting anything more than a few bangers, and a few forced bangers.


but this is coming from a guy who uses "Hey Ya" as his ringtone ;)






-J
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: West C. Connected on January 11, 2004, 07:58:34 AM
He sounds a lot like 50 Cent...

Not to me.. But they both have had problems with their mouth.

By the way, Breathe In Breathe Out is one fucking dope song. :o


Are you the guy from the Neptunes?

You mean the Asian that probaly makes 80% of the beats while Pharrel just takes the spotlight in the videos and because of his useless singing in songs while opressing the Asian dude Chad Hugo who probaly is much more talented than Pharrel?
 :o No one said I looked like him before, lol, all Asians just look alike to you don't they?
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: white Boy on January 11, 2004, 10:04:50 AM
^^^ Asian unity... all asians dont look the same, just most
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: West C. Connected on January 11, 2004, 10:20:15 AM
^^^ Asian unity... all asians dont look the same, just most
I always say all white people look alike on my school because they say that. ;D
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: da_notorious_mack on January 11, 2004, 02:26:18 PM
01 intro 01:18
02 self conscious 03:44
03 jesus walks intro 00:49
04 jesus walks 03:30
05 two words ft mos def freeway and harlem boys choir 04:26
06 the good the bad and the ugly 04:10
07 breathe in breathe out 05:23
08 keep the receipt ft dirt mcgirt 03:28
09 heavy hitters ft glc 03:01
10 slow jam ft twista and jaime foxx 04:58
11 my way 03:24
12 family business 04:38
13 through the wire 04:34
14 never let me down ft jay z and saul williams 04:30
15 home 04:02
16 through the wire (remix) 02:17
17 wack niggaz ft talib kweli 01:43
18 i need to know 02


thats the tracklistin i got from my boy who got it on bootleg....
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: West C. Connected on January 11, 2004, 02:49:39 PM
My mIRC advance doesn't have the last 3 tracks. :(
Title: Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Post by: JTPlatnum on January 12, 2004, 10:59:32 AM
the worst part about this album is that there are 3 intros. what the fuck do you need 3 intros for? i mean, 1 is ok, 2 is pushing it, but 3 is ridiculous. everytime i throw that cd in, i gotta skip the first 3 tracks. but maybe that's just cuz it's the pre-release