Albums That Probably Wouldn't Exist Without The College Dropout

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  • 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
  • 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

Albums That Probably Wouldn't Exist Without The College Dropout

As hip hop fans, we owe a lot to The College Dropout. The debut album from Kanye West is not only a classic effort musically, but it jumpstarted a cultural shift as well and also launched the career of one of music's great talents. The impact of the album, which turns ten years old today, can still be seen and heard in the styles that emerge and the music that comes out. Here, we look at a number of artists and albums whose very emergence and popularity rely in varying ways on The College Dropout

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

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