Today In Hip-Hop: Kanye West Releases ‘Late Registration’

On this day, August 30, in hip-hop history... 2005: A year prior to the release of Late Registration, Kanye West had broke out in a big way with The College Dropout, his debut album, that managed to win fans and critics over with its combination of Kanye's relatable everyman persona, humor and chipmunk soul-influenced rap beats. Despite his debut's success, West wanted to flex his creative muscles and find a new sound for the album. West recruited film composer, Jon Brion, best known for his work with Fiona Apple and the film, Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind, to his new project. ...

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