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

Drake, Thank Me Later

Without Kanye really breaking down the New Millenium’s barrier that made it acceptable for mainstream rappers to get emotional on record, we’d probably never know Drake in the way we do today.Yeezy’s pre-rap childhood in a middle class home, highlighted on The College Dropout, also paved the way for the coming of age subject matter on Drizzy's debut, Thank Me Later.

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