Voted Best Album of 2004 by Rolling Stone and the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Poll!
Featuring "Through The Wire" and "All Falls Down"
"Producer Kanye West's highlight reels were stacking up exponentially when his solo debut for Roc-a-Fella was originally released in 2004, after numerous delays and a handful of suspense-building underground mixes
"The week The College Dropout came out, three singles featuring his handiwork were in the Top 20, including his own 'Through the Wire.' A daring way to introduce himself to the masses as an MC, the enterprising West recorded the song during his recovery from a car wreck that nearly took his life - while his jaw was wired shut." — AllMusic.com
With jaw-dropping cameos from Jay-Z, Common, Mos Def, John Legend, and the Harlem Boys Choir, College Dropout is as explosive, provocative, and complex as rap gets. Kanye West magically sledgehammers home opinions on taboo topics over beats that are equally daring.