Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ Cover Shoot Footage Surfaces
Kanye West's The College Dropout had a cover so iconic that the bear featured on it would follow him through his career onto the cover of Late Registration and Graduation. The gold frame even foreshadowed later cover art like Cruel Summer. The idea was brilliant, the design was flawless, and the photography was beautiful. But there's never been footage of the cover shoot available - until now.
TheNewKanye has uploaded some never before seen footage of Kanye shooting the cover art for College Dropout and of course he's donning the bear costume. He isn't doing much in the video besides horsing around a bit, but it's still a rare glimpse at pre-fame Kanye.
Kanye has been keeping quite busy, as he's still finishing final mixes to The Life of Pablo. Updated versions of the songs on the album even showed up on TIDAL today (March 13) to the surprise of fans.
Yeezy's also been at work on Turbo Grafx 16 and was pictured in the studio with Kid Cudi, Mike Dean, and Plain Pat working on the album. In addition, he's promised a third album this year.
The whole thing has been quite confusing, between the notepad and the rollout and the lack of retail release. Kanye also said CD versions of Pablo are coming out "in a couple of weeks" the other day, but but so far there are no signs of a physical version coming.
Additionally, Kanye's producer Hudson Mohawke took shots at Yeezy on Twitter, saying he hadn't gotten paid for certain songs and wanted to just leak them. "Literally about to release zip of kanye and drake songs I've done that I got 0️⃣ for," he wrote on Twitter before deleting. Yikes.
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