Kanye West is one of the greats. He makes a habit of telling us. Despite the braggadocio attitude we can’t help but love him. His first album, The College Dropout turned ten earlier this year and it’s legacy is still making ripples in every genre of music.
The 2004 album covered standard themes of women, clothes, and cars. Yet, West’s artistic intelligence worked to reinvent the old stand-by subjects.
While his later work is more mature in terms of lyrical topics, there is undeniable genius in Kanye’s freshman LP. The blend of beats and rhymes on Dropout were a more perfect marriage than chocolate and peanut butter in a Reese’s. The collaborations on the record didn’t hurt it either. Jay-Z, Jaime Foxx… Continue reading