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Classic Hate: The College Dropout Edition

Posted by Lucas G. on 02/11/14 | Filed under Top Stories, Kanye West, Classic Hate, College Dropout Week

This week marks the ten year anniversary of his debut album, "College Dropout", and for many of us that is something to celebrate. In fact, it's too much celebration to fit into one mere day. So each day of "College Dropout Week" will be something new and original, a favorite series like the Sample Quiz or Find Her, that we give a Kanye-spin. Writing about Kanye until our fingers bleed is really the only way to properly celebrate the glory of "College Dropout". So, my fellow Dropouts, let's dive in.

He may be one of the most popular, best-selling rappers of our generation, but that doesn't stop Kanye from also being hated by millions of people. Still even if you despise the ranting, Kim Khardashian marrying, pouting, Kanye, you are a sane, rational individual, so even you can acknowledge that "College Dropout" is a work of art. Unfortunately, these people can't which is why they landed right here on Classic Hate: The College Dropout Edition.

To start things off, lets check Amazon reviews of the whole album shall we?

Kanye West is one of the worst rappers out there, he's just as bad or worse than P. Diddy. You're better off listening to the following instead: 50 Cent Lloyd Banks Young Buck Ludacris Twista Chingy Lil' Flip G-Unit Snoop Dogg. And anyone that thinks any of the rappers I just mentioned suck are probably just jealous, because these rappers are so good that they can't believe it.

You know when I first heard Chingy, the first thing that came to mind is how much better he is than Kanye. The only reason he only had two popular songs was because they were just so good he didn't need to make any more music, but 10 years and plenty of albums later, Kanye still can't get it right, which is why hes still making music and Chingy is working the graveyard shift at Arbys in Duluth, Minnesota. One Call Away> every Kanye song ever.

he's not mase and he's definitely not kweli this guy comes off as a wanna be intellectual he needs to stick to the beat making and chill on the rnb vocal samples it's getting a little played out

Hold on a minute, did this guy really just say that R&B/soul samples are getting a little played out?! How can something which is a fundamental part of hip-hop be played out. That's like saying rapping words is getting old.

Kanye is the typical example of what happens when the media and MTV and radio brainwashes the American public and the consumers into believing that someone or something is the "next big thing" in rap music. In another few years, he (along with his pathetic attempts at rapping) will be forgotten.

This one came from 2004...good call on Kanye being forgotten in a few years. No way the internet will be celebrating this album ten years from its release and I guarantee no websites will be dedicating a whole week to it at all. As that other review pointed out, there just isn't room for Kanye when we have heavy hitters like Chingy and Lloyd Banks.

THIS ALBUM IS OK, I DON'T KNOW HOW HE GOT SO BIG. HIS FLOWS AREN'T THAT TIGHT. IF IT WASN'T FOR TWISTA HOOKING UP WITH HIM ON SLOW JAMZ, NOBODY WOULD EVEN KNOW HIM. THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 2 OR 3 GOOD SONGS ON THE ENTIRE CD. HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN COLLEGE AND LEARNED HOW TO WRITE SOME FLOWS.

It is a proven, scientific fact that if you write in all caps your opinion is taken more seriously and really adds to your credibility. Also, I'm pretty sure Twista and "Slow Jamz" are not responsible for Kanye being signed to the Roc. Was "Slow Jamz" even a single? I'm pretty sure nobody's argument for the greatness of College Dropout starts with "have you listen to Slow Jamz?" Sidenote, how does one write a flow?

Okay, so maybe "College Dropout" isn't for everyone. That's fine, I get it (not really but whatever). At the very least everyone has to love "All Falls Down" right? In 10 years, I have played this song for countless people and everybody, I mean everybody sings the hook. No matter how much you hate Kanye, it is impossible to hate "All Falls Down". Well, almost impossible... Here are some comments on "All Falls Down"

Serendipity: He may be a good lyricist, producer and business man, but he's really not really a great rapper, his rapping style sounds pre-school.  
TH3Z3R0H0UR: this is considered good by people who like this genre? I guess the genres I listen to spoil me. 
Cole Orion:Then he became friends wit jayz. Thats when he started to suck.
Theon Greyjoy: Yeezus >> this shit you delusional idiots

I can't even deal with this. From a guy who says his rapping style is pre-school to the guy who really needs to check the Kanye timeline (Jay Z signed him you nimrod) the internet is full of A-holes and idiots. I know it shouldn't surprise me but I thought that even the awesomeness of "All Falls Down" was above absurdly inaccurate hate. Guess I have to go back to having no faith in humanity. Also, is there a person in the world who thinks "Yeezus" is better than "College Dropout"...besides this guy? Didn't think so.

With all the love "College Dropout" is getting this week, you might think it was perhaps the one thing above trolls and haters, but amidst the nine gagillion comments about how Kanye is changed and how this is the real Kanye, there were some hate gems. Lesson learned; never give the internet the benefit of the doubt. If you can hate on "College Dropout" you can hate on anything.

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