Kanye West’s sound has evolved over the years. Everyone of his albums has a distinct sound. That is what makes him one of the greatest artists of all-time. The College Dropout is a classic debut album. Despite Kanye’s huge ego, he did work hard to get his music heard. His demo tape has been leaked on the web to give context to the start of Kanye’s rapping career. It features some songs off his Freshman Adjustment mixtape but there are some gems here. An original versions of “All Falls Down,” “Bring Me Down,” “Jesus Walks,” and the song Kanye teased on outro of The College Dropout “Wow.” Hip-Hop would sound very differently if it wasn’t for Kanye. This tape is the genesis of the hip-hop soul sample.
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