Albums That Probably Wouldn't Exist Without The College Dropout

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  • Rhymefest, Blue Collar, Kanye West, The College Dropout
  • Consequence, Don't Quit Your Day Job!, Kanye West, The College Dropout, A Tribe Called Quest
  • Common, Be, Kanye West, The College Dropout
  • Kanye West, The College Dropout, Childish Gambino, Camp
  • Jay Z, Kanye West, Watch the Throne, The College Dropout
  • Kanye West, The College Dropout
  • Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Kanye West, The College Dropout
  • Drake, Thank Me Later, Kanye West, The College Dropout
  • J. Cole, Cole World: The Sideline Story, Kanye West, The College Dropout
  • Big Sean, The College Dropout, Finally Famous, Kanye West
  • Lupe Fiasco, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, Kanye West, The College Dropout

Jay Z and Kanye West, Watch the Throne

Though it would be correct to say that none of Kanye West’s subsequent albums may exist were it not for The College Dropout, Watch the Throne falls into a particular class. As a collaborative effort with Jay Z, it created a historic moment in hip hop, one made possible by Kanye earning the respect of his "big brother" with TCD.

(Photo: Roc-a-Fella Records, Def Jam)

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