Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop Kanye West Released 'The College Dropout' 14 Years Ago @balleralert DD PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop Kanye West Released ‘The College Dropout’ 14 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Feb 10 2004 Kanye West released his debut studio album ‘The College Dropout’ on Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ From 1999 to the year of its release West spent years working on the project While working on the album West had already established himself as a producer having done production for artists such as Jay-Z and Talib Kweli ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Doing his own production West created a masterpiece Not only did he develop a new sound nicknamed “chipmunk soul where he took R&B and Soul samples and sped them up but his lyricism also introduced us to a new style ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While many rappers of the time maintained the gangsta rap style we were used to West instead introduced us to the story of the average joe who questions family religion politics and more ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The singles from the album Through the Wire and Jesus Walks were both critically acclaimed while “All Falls Down and Slow Jamz charted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release the album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart having sold 441000 copies in the first week ‘The College Dropout’ received phenomenal reviews from multiple publications and even earned West 10 Grammy nominations ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Multiple publications such as Time and Rolling Stone have named it one of the greatest albums of all time Meme


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