It was recorded over a period of four years, beginning in 1999. The album's production was handled entirely by West, and features vocal contributions from Jay-Z, John Legend, Ervin "EP" Pope, Miri Ben-Ari, and Syleena Johnson and many other artists.
Diverging from the then-dominant gangster persona in hip hop, West's lyrics on the album concern themes of family, religion, self-consciousness, materialism, and personal struggles. The album was promoted by singles including "Through the Wire" and "Jesus Walks", both of which received critical acclaim. "All Falls Down" and "Slow Jamz" both charted within the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, with the latter charting at number one.
It was a massive commercial success, producing five singles that achieved chart success. Upon its release, The College Dropout received universal acclaim from music critics and earned West several accolades, including a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 47th Grammy Awards. It has been named by Time and Rolling Stone as one of the greatest albums of all time and is often listed among the greatest debut albums of all time. West's first six solo studio albums, all of which have gone platinum, have received numerous awards and critical acclaim.All of his albums have been commercially successful, with Yeezus, his sixth solo album, becoming his fifth consecutive No. 1 album in the U. West has had six songs exceed 3 million in digital sales as of December 2012, placing him third in overall digital sales of the past decade. West has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all-time. A letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA will accompany this album. This album will be a great addition to any collection! The item "KAYNE WEST AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED THE COLLEGE DROPOUT VINYL RECORD ALBUM PSA COA" is in sale since Wednesday, February 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rap & Hip Hop\Other Rap, Hip Hop Memorabilia".
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