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Kanye West - "College Dropout"
« 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)
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Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
« Reply #1 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.
 

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« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 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.
 

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« Reply #4 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
 

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« Reply #5 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.
 

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« Reply #6 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)
 

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« Reply #7 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"
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« Reply #8 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.
 

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« Reply #9 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 :)
 

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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2003, 10:20:43 PM »
Man I cant wait for this shit man.  whats the offical relase date??
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« Reply #11 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...
 

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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2003, 05:25:02 PM »
Through The Wire is fuckin dope.
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2003, 05:35:35 PM »
anyone got an official release date yet?

kick ass album
 

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« Reply #15 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
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2003, 05:55:46 AM »
it says on hiphopsite that MOP got something due by October..... is this bullshit?

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« Reply #17 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

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« Reply #18 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
 

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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2003, 04:22:03 PM »
Keep the Receipt???  Is this any good. Havent herd it.
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« Reply #20 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.
 

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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2003, 11:51:32 PM »
Any news on this one?
 

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« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2003, 09:07:32 PM »
February 10, 2004....str8 from the ROC
 

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Re:Kanye West - "College Dropout"
« Reply #24 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
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