Kanye West - College Dropout 12 inch
The College Dropout is the debut studio album by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released February 10, 2004, on Roc-A-Fella Records. It was recorded over a period of four years, beginning in 1999. Prior to the album's release, West had received praise for his production work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001), but faced difficulty being accepted as a rapper in his own right by figures in the music industry. Nonetheless intent on pursuing a solo career, West worked on the album for several years before finally receiving a record deal with Roc-A-Fella Records.