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5.0 out of 5 stars Kanye West - The Genius Behind The Boards, February 22, 2004
This review is from: College Dropout (Audio CD)
This is the best album since Talib Kweli's "Quality". Every song is unique and Kanye has his own signature style. "We Don't Care" kicks off the album beautifully, and from then, a classic unfolds. Violins played by the Israeli violinist Miri Ben Ari, the album has a lot of musical gener's combined and coverted to Hip Hop context. "All Falls Down" (Previously known as 'All Comes Down w/ Lauren Hill' to the mixtape fellas) is one of the albums many highlights. Then is my favorite track of the album "Spaceship" which is creative, original, and funny. "Jesus Walks" is a great track with a positive message about God. "Never Let Me Down" has 2 verses by Jay-Z, but for some reason, Kanye's verse is the best verse for me. The beat is fire, like all of the tracks, and there is a councious message in Kanye's verse, while Jay-Z does his usual bragging about himself (I still love Jigga). "Get Em High" features Talib Kweli and Common Sense. Now, Kanye spits ill, but Common's verse is probably the best verse I've heard in the last year. Amazing rhyme patterns and it seems as if he's dissing Lil Jon (Illerate Ni**a with a pimp cup), Talib's verse is funny. After that is another one of my favorites "The New Workout Plan" which has funny lyrics and one of the best muiscal arrangment I've ever heard in Hip Hop. Then comes the album's weakest track "Breath In Breath Out" featuring Ludacris on the hook. Most of the skits are funny. Then is "School Spirit" which has an ill beat and Kanye just rips this joint up! But for some reason this song was edited. "2 Words" has my man Mos Def and Freeway on it, it's just ban-anas! crazy. The beat, the lyrics, the hook, the quoire, the violines..."Through The Wire" is a great track about Kanye's nearly fatal car crash and how his mouth was wired shut. I'm sure al of you heard that joint by now. "Family Buisness" is fresh, original, creative, and everything that a Hip Hop song should have. The last track on the album is "Last Call" and Kanye rhymes all of his verse, and towards the end he says his story on how his musical career came alive. This song is like 15 minutes. Pretty dope. Overall, this album is one of the best albums I've ever heard. Definatly a classic record.
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