Kanye West, Graduation, Roc-A-Fella Records

Hands down, there is no one who loves Kanye West more than Kanye West. Sure each of his three albums come with an abundance of over-aggrandizing, but that simply adds to the legend thatheattempting to cultivate. The Louis Vuitton Don is one of thefewartiststhat can actually back the boasting, he enlists an all-star supporting cast from Chris Martin, T-Pain, Mos Def and Lil’ Wayne who add to the proceedings, rather than take away from his spotlight and he also manages to record one of the hottest albums of 2007. From the moment that West dropped the lead single “Stronger” it has been generating a great deal of attention, however Graduation succeeds as a whole with a series of tracks each possessing serious single potential, from “Flashing Lights”, “Good Life” and “The Glory” to the 2nd single “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”. This outspoken emcee has served notice that he is a force to be reckoned with, just ask 50.

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