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The College Dropout

‘The College Dropout’ Turns 13: An Oral History Of Kanye West’s Classic From An Engineer’s Perspective

Before the Adidas Yeezy 350s and The Life of Pablo merchandise, before Kim Kardashian, North and Saint came along, a kid from Chicago changed hip-hop forever with his…

Kanye West Celebrates ‘The College Dropout’ Anniversary With Charity Auction

Kanye West’s critically-acclaimed debut album, The College Dropout turned 11 years-old yesterday (Feb 10), and to commemorate its anniversary, ‘Ye decided to give…

That One Night When Kanye Forced Me To Listen To ‘The College Dropout’

Kanye West’s brashness wasn’t born overnight. Former VIBE Editorial Director Datwon Thomas remembers the night he was held captive by Mr. West for an early listen at a…

10 Kanye West ‘Drop-Outs’

Kanye West started out in Chicago, making beats in his basement and working with local rappers until the right people took notice. Eventually, he got his music to major…