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Kanye West - The College Dropout

Kanye West voiced the hardships of battling materialism while on the brink of driving his bank account into the red. The Chicagoan was on a surging mission to carry the windy city into the spotlight.

His distaste for the social puppeteers was apparent in “We Don’t Care,” a subtle hint in the stable of Kanye’s known beliefs today. His signature soul sound that soothes the insides is found on songs like the Luther Vandross-sampled, “Slow Jamz,” and his hunger to reach above regardless of the hurdle of nearly losing his life in “Through The Wire.”

Ten Grammy nominations resulted in nabbing the Best Rap Album award and selling four million copies worldwide. The most recent of these classic releases, West’s efforts pushed the thoughtful process out of hip-hop's creative rut.

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