298 I finished college

The College Dropout is the debut studio album from Kanye West. It was released in 2004, and clocks in at a little over 76 minutes. Yup, kinda long. Sometimes a long album is a good thing. Sometimes. It took 4 years to record this album. West was producing at the time and had difficulty in getting his own deal. Thanks, Roc-A-Fella Records, thanks. Needless to say, it was a huge success. There’s a bunch of hits here and critics loved it. It was nominated for 10 Grammy Awards and brought home Best Rap Album. “Jesus Walks” won Best Rap Song.

I have no feelings about it. Nothing about it stands out for me. Several days after listening to it I remembered nothing about it other than wondering when it would be done. I liked My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy better.

Roc-A-Fella, 2004

Roc-A-Fella, 2004