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Kanye West - The College Dropout (^NEW^ Full Album) (Early Version)

  • Musically, the album's production consists of the "chipmunk soul" style that was West's trademark at the time, with considerable sampling of old soul music (and other songs) pitched up, with additional violin parts performed by Miri Ben-Ari.Tracklist: "Intro (Skit)" (0:19)

  • "We Don't Care" (3:59)

  • "Graduation Day" (1:22)

  • "All Falls Down" (featuring Syleena Johnson) (3:43)

  • "I'll Fly Away" (1:09)

  • "Spaceship" (featuring GLC and Consequence) (5:24)

  • "Jesus Walks" (3:13)

  • "Never Let Me Down" (featuring Jay-Z and J. Ivy) (5:24)

  • "Get 'Em High" (featuring Talib Kweli and Common) (4:49)

  • "Workout Plan (Skit)" (0:49)

  • "The New Workout Plan" (5:22)

  • "Slow Jamz" (featuring Twista and Jamie Foxx) (5:16)

  • "Breathe In Breathe Out" (featuring Ludacris) (4:06)

  • "School Spirit 1 (Skit)" (1:18)

  • "School Spirit" (3:02)

  • "School Spirit 2 (Skit)" (0:43)

  • "Lil Jimmy (Skit)" (0:53)

  • "Two Words" (featuring Mos Def, Freeway and the Boys' Choir of Harlem) (4:26)

  • "Through the Wire" (3:41)

  • "Family Business" (4:38)

  • "Last Call" (12:40)

  • Tropes: Album Title Drop: On the final track, "Last Call", in the line "They expected that college dropout to drop and then flop".

  • Autotune: Used nowhere near as often as on future Kanye albums, but still present on John Legend's vocals on "Graduation Day".

  • Bowdlerise: "School Spirit" is censored even on the explicit version of the album, as a condition of Aretha Franklin clearing the track's sample of her song "Spirit in the Dark".

  • Cover Version: "I'll Fly Away" is a cover of a gospel standard, performed by Tony Williams.

  • Epic Rocking: "Last Call" is the longest song on any Kanye album, at 12:40, though much of that is Kanye retelling the story of how the album came to exist.

  • Fading into the Next Song: The choir of "Jesus Walks" echoes into "Never Let Me Down".

  • "I Want" Song: "Spaceship".

  • Longest Song Goes Last: "Last Call".

  • Meaningful Name: "Through The Wire", which was recorded while Kanye's jaw was wired shut after being broken in a car accident.

  • Non-Appearing Title: "Graduation Day", "Slow Jamz".

  • Sampling: A key part of the album's production style. "We Don't Care" samples "I Just Wanna Stop" by The Jimmy Castor Bunch.

  • "All Falls Down" interpolates "Mystery of Iniquity" by Lauryn Hill (the original version sampled Hill, who refused sample clearance, requiring West to get Syleena Johnson to re-record it)

  • "Spaceship" samples "Distant Lover" by Marvin Gaye.

  • "Jesus Walks" samples "Walk With Me" by The ARC Choir.

  • "Never Let Me Down" interpolates "Maybe It's The Power Of Love" by Blackjack, the largely-now-forgotten metal band fronted by Michael Bolton. In addition, Jay-Z's verse on the song is recycled from the remix of his song "Hovi Baby".

  • "School Spirit" samples "Spirit in the Dark" by Aretha Franklin.

  • "Through the Wire" samples "Through the Fire" by Chaka Khan.

  • "Last Call" samples "Mr. Rockefeller" by Bette Midler.

  • Soul-Sucking Retail Job: Kanye alludes to his experiences working these throughout the album, with "Spaceship" in particular being about his time working at The Gap.

  • Spoken Word in Music: All the skits, plus "Graduation Day", J. Ivy's poem in "Never Let Me Down", and Kanye's own monologue about the making of the album at the end of "Last Call".

Kanye West - The College Dropout (Full Album) (Early Version)


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