College Dropout (Clean) CD - West,Kanye (2004)

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 60625342
UPC 602498617403
UPC 14 00602498617403
Format CD
Release Date 2/10/2004
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Author Kanye West
Compilation Appearance Quality (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 2.1 (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance VIRTUOSITY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Damita Jo (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss Of Death (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Get Lifted
Compilation Appearance Confessions (Special Edition)
Compilation Appearance Purple Haze (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Chitlin Circuit
Compilation Appearance Be (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Brother From Another
Compilation Appearance Instrumental Icons Vol 3
Compilation Appearance Live At The House Of Blues(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Hidden Beach Recordings presents: Unwrapped Vol. 4
Compilation Appearance Most Known Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Most Known Unknown(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Doctor's Advocate(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Is Dead (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Is Dead (Cln)
Compilation Appearance Professional Part 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Shine
Compilation Appearance Exclusive (forever Edition)(Bonus Tracks)(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance In A Perfect World
Compilation Appearance Evolver
Compilation Appearance Thr33 Ringz
Compilation Appearance Yes We Can: Voices Of A Grassroots Movement
Compilation Appearance Ultra Dance 10
Compilation Appearance Deeper Than Rap(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Total Club Hits 3
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Club Hits
Compilation Appearance Man On The Moon:End Of Day (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Man On The Moon:End Of Day
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 3
Compilation Appearance Ultra 2010
Compilation Appearance Hits Collection Volume One
Compilation Appearance No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hits Collection Volume One(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Boys Allowed(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ultra Dance 12
Compilation Appearance Finally Famous:album
Compilation Appearance Finally Famous:album(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 38
Compilation Appearance Hangover Part 2 (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Finally Famous(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday
Compilation Appearance Fear Of God:let Us Pray(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss The Ring
Compilation Appearance Good Music Cruel Summer(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Man With The Iron Fists (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Man With The Iron Fists (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Bling Ring (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance MASTERMIND(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Mastermind
Compilation Appearance MASTERMIND(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance HONEST(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance HONEST(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance INTUITION(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail [PA]
Compilation Appearance Love Trilogy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Love Trilogy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Deeper Than Rap(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance VIBES(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beyonce (Platinum Edition) (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beyonce (Platinum Edition) (Clean)
Compilation Appearance Dark Sky Paradise
Compilation Appearance Dark Sky Paradise
Compilation Appearance DARK SKY PARADISE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DARK SKY PARADISE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance ICON:GHOSTFACE KILLAH(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Estelle
Associated Artist/Work J. Period
Technical Info
Engineer Keith Slattery; Anthony Kilhoffer; Carlisle Young; Andrew Dawson; Eugene Toale; Rich Balmer; Jacob Andrew; Brent Kolatalo; Jason Rauhoff; Marcus Fuller; Francis Graham; Rabeka Tuinei; Gimel Keaton; Tatsuya Sato; Michael Eleopoulos; Dave Dar
CatalogID 20350
Lable Name Roc-A-Fella (USA)
Released 02/10/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 11s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498617403
Musical Guests
Syleena Johnson
Jay-Z
Common
Talib Kweli
Twista
Jamie Foxx
Ludacris
Mos Def
The Boys Choir of Harlem
Consequence
GLC
J-Ivy
Freeway
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Kanye West, CLC, Consequence, Jay-Z, J. Ivy, Talib Kweli, Twista, Ludacris, Mos Def, Freeway (rap vocals); Jamie Foxx (spoken vocals); The Harlem Boys Choir, Syleena Johnson (background vocals).
Producers: Kanye West, Brian Miller, Miri Ben-Ari.
Composer: Miri Ben-Ari.
Personnel: Ken Lewis (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion, sampler); John Legend (vocals, piano, background vocals); Tarey Torae, Tiera Singleton, Lavel Mena, Aisha Tyler, Tony Williams , Thomassina Atkins, Kevin Shannon, Candis Brown, Brandi Kuykenvall, Beverly A. McCargo, Dray, The Boys Choir of Harlem (vocals); Jeffrey Glenn, Eric Johnson (guitar); Miri Ben-Ari (violin); Josh Zandman (piano); Keith Slattery (keyboards); Bosko (talk box); Tracie Spencer (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Mike Dean .
Recording information: Baseline Recording, New York, NY; Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Digital Insight, Las Vegas, NV; Edie Road Recording Studio, Argyle, NY; Full Time Dreamer Studios; Larrabee Sound North, Los Angeles, CA; Light @ The End Of The Tunnel, New York, NY; Quad Recordings, New York, NY; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; The Enterprise, Burbank, CA; the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA.
Unknown Contributor Roles: James "JT" Knight; Diamond Alabi Isama; Terrence "T-Berry" Hardy.
For most artists who are discovered behind the mixing boards, making the transfer from producer to MC proves a daunting task. Fortunately for Kanye West, his verbal skills more than rise to the challenge of his consistently superior beats. A sprawling concept record that tackles issues of everyday life with wisecracking humor and unexpected honesty, THE COLLEGE DROPOUT confirms West's status as one of hip-hop's most refreshing voices.
The leadoff single, "Through the Wire," perfectly exemplifies West's distinct vision. Recorded while his jaws were still wired shut after a near-fatal car accident, West hilariously reflects upon his predicament over a sped-up Chaka Khan sample. Other songs address potentially somber topics--ghetto life ("We Don't Care"), religion ("Jesus Walks"), and family turmoil ("Family Business")--yet somehow retain a truly hopeful spirit. Although THE COLLEGE DROPOUT features top-notch cameos from Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, Freeway, Jay-Z, Ludacris, and Twista, it's clearly West's show.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (3/4/04, p.63) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "West has something to prove on DROPOUT....His ace in the hole is his cozy sound - dusty soul samples, gospel hymns, drums that pop as if hit for the very first time."
Rolling Stone (p.153) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[T]he red-hot producer delivered a solo debut that partied all over its contradictions..."
Spin (p.68) - Ranked #1 in Spin's "40 Best Albums of the Year" - "He is witty, provocative, and intensely devoted..."
Entertainment Weekly (2/13/04, p.71) - "[H]is surprising debut disc is the most impressive hip-hop CD of the young year....[T]he Chicago native shuns hip-hop's tired SCARFACE iconography for a broad topicality..." - Rating: A-
Uncut (5/04, p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "West's rhymes are wry, witty, warm and unswervingly self-aware."
Uncut (p.75) - Ranked #12 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[H]e leavens the swagger and bling of hip hop with lyrics that are wry, witty and aware."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The numerous guests never out-shine their host's vocals, meaning this is one drop-out graduating near the top of his class."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 We Don't Care
3 Graduation Day
4 All Falls Down - (featuring Syleena Johnson)
5 I'll Fly Away
6 Spaceship - (featuring GLC/Consequence)
7 Jesus Walks
8 Never Let Me Down - (featuring Jay-Z/J-Ivy)
9 Get Em High - (featuring talib Kweli/Common)
10 Workout Plan
11 New Workout Plan, The
12 Slow Jamz - (featuring Twista/Jamie Foxx)
13 Breathe In Breathe Out - (featuring Ludacris)
14 School Spirit - (Skit 1)
15 School Spirit
16 School Spirit - (Skit 2)
17 Lil Jimmy - (Skit)
18 Two Words - (featuring Mos Def/Freeway/Harlem Boys Choir)
19 Through The Wire
20 Family Business
21 Last Call
Product Attributes
Artist West,Kanye
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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