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Late Registration [Explicit Lyrics]

Kanye West Audio CD
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1. Wake Up Mr. West
2. Heard 'Em Say featuring Adam Levine of Maroon 5
3. Touch The Sky featuring Lupe Fiasco
4. Gold Digger featuring Jamie Foxx
5. Skit #1
6. Drive Slow featuring Paul Wall & GLC
7. My Way Home featuring Common
8. Crack Music featuring Game
9. Roses
10. Bring Me Down featuring Brandy
11. Addiction
12. Skit #2
13. Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) featuring Jay-Z
14. We Major featuring Nas & Really Doe
15. Skit #3
16. Hey Mama
17. Celebration
18. Skit #4
19. Gone featuring Consequence & Cam'Ron
20. Diamonds From Sierra Leone (BONUS TRACK)
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For haters eager to see Kanye hit a sophomore slump--no such luck. Late Registration can't replicate the novelty of last year's College Dropout, but otherwise, this is an impressively more mature and labored-over album. Lyrically, Kanye's only improved a notch but musically, the album sounds incredible, especially with co-producer Jon Brion helping polish the songs to perfection. Tracks like "Heard 'Em Say" (featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine) and "Hey Mama," are richly textured in their soulfulness while the flint-edge of "Crack Music" and "Gone" (feat. Cam'ron) will appeal to the street-oriented. There's a few duds on here--the sickly-sweet, syrupy "Bring Me Down" (feat. Brandy) being one of the worst offenders--but when the album's good, it's very, very good. In short, Kanye's detractors may not be swayed in their resistance to his charms but not only will his past supporters be rewarded but Late Registration has enough appeal to earn new crowds of fans. --Oliver Wang

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Record Nov. 5 2013
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
This is one of Kanye West's best albums, and truly is amazing on vinyl. You get that feeling of a classic album, and the sound of the vinyl is just amazing!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought used for $0.01 and works perfectly June 20 2013
By Scott
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Kanye does it again, as if anyone expected different. Fantastic CD and everything looks and works great. A must have
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5.0 out of 5 stars Registering into Hip-Hop Greatness... Aug. 25 2005
By Anthony
Format:Audio CD
Kanye is a Genius... This CD is amazing; no doubt one of the best, if not the best album of the year. Kanye managed to completely dodge the sophomore jinx and release an amazing album.
The CD starts off with a continuing theme from College Dropout and goes into "Heard `Em Say" with vocals by lead singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine. Levine brings a whole new dimension to the song and shows Kanye`s diversity. He gives advice to all to live life to the fullest because the next day may never come, and the future is not promised.

Most of the songs are up beat and meaningful and Kanye`s beats create a soulful feeling. It seems like all the hooks have a deeper meaning and Kanye has definitely stepped up his rap game from that of College Dropout. It is hard to top a classic, and he may have done it with this one.
After the collaboration with Levine, Kanye does a collaboration with an artist by the name of Lupe Fiasco on "Touch the Sky". Lupe adds a surprisingly solid verse along side the improved Kanye and together they get people moving. Kanye talks a little about his rags to riches story and in the chorus Kanye devotes himself to being positive ("til the day I die, I'm gone touch the sky") and announces that he is on top of the world.
Kanye teams up with Jamie Foxx yet again on "Gold Digger". On "Gold Digger" Kanye uses a Ray Charles inspired sample from the motion picture "Ray" sang by Foxx. Kanye talks about the girls that come along with the business who hook up with superstars to soak up the fame and wealth. Girls who you can't help but spoil and tells the story of a guy who experiences paying child support for eighteen years, "...and on the eighteenth birthday, he found out it wasen't his...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing Aug. 30 2005
By Sparx
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who gives this album less than 5 stars is not a fan of hip hop.
Kanye West has proven that he is a genius. The beats, the chorus', the rapping is out of this world, stupid crazy, go-go bananas good. Gold Digger and Diamonds were great start offs, but the album has WAY more depth than these 2 songs. The Skits are funny, but they dont take the focus off the songs.
Heard 'Em Say ft. Adam Levine
Great collabo, really great, fits Levines voice perfectly, it coulda been a great maroon 5 song, the chorus is really beautiful, "nothing lasts forever, but honest babe, it hurts but it may be the only way...". The piano and stutter step drum beat is great. 5/5
Touch The Sky ft. Lupe Fiasco
INSANE! COMPLETLY INSANE! This is the only beat not produced by Kanye West on the album, and its done beautifully by Just Blaze. I was told that it was based on and old Earth Wind and Fire song, which wouldnt surprise me, because Just Blaze has done it before ("As One" off Jay-Z's Blueprint 2). He talks about how hes starstruck and his move to NYC.
Gold Digger ft. Jamie Foxx
Always Good! Looking forward to Kanyes work with Foxx on Foxx's own album.
Drive Slow ft. Paul Wall & GLC
Another insane beat. Kanye kills it. The Beat feels like it was made to be chopped and screwed. great stuff.
My Way Home ft. Common
Feels like they left this track off Commons album. Quite good
Crack Music ft. Game
A lil' dissapointing... but the beat is good, and Kanye spits fire, Game doesnt rap, just does the chorus... still good tho
Really powerful song, about a loved one with aids. Very sad, but Kanye spits the truth. Must be listened to to get the full effect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars His Best Album June 28 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album is ALMOST a classic. It's more polished than College Dropout and less poppy than Graduation. Lyrically, Kanye has never been strong but this is his best effort, only occasionally descending into the non-sensical non sequitors of his later albums (see My Beautiful Dark Twisted fantasy). Also, the best song of his career is on this one: Gold Digger. It's no Blueprint, but it's worth a listen for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply GREAT Nov. 14 2005
Format:Audio CD
Powerful, funny, spiritual, and makes you want to dance.
That's pretty much all any CD needs to do for me.
(no wonder Eminem "retired")
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD.. it grew on me Oct. 2 2005
By Katie
Format:Audio CD
Heard 'Em Say: 4/5 - great, bodering on brilliant song.
Touch The Sky: 4/5 - Not my favourite on the CD but a good song nonetheless.
Gold Digger: 4/5 - Tends to get annoying after a while
Drive Slow: 4.5/5 - Great song, great vocals.
My Way Home: 2.5/5 - Common isn't that great at all. He's overrated obviously. Not a good song lyrically or musically.
Crack Music: 3/5 - It's disappointing that Game is only on the chorus. Not a great song anyway.
Roses: 3.5/5 - Powerful song, but some of the rhymes are weak.
Bring Me Down: 4/5 - Kanye's verse is TIGHT! It loses points because of Brandy, and the fact that Kanye only has one verse. I don't think the music compliments Kanye's verse that well. But the lyrics in the verse are genius ("Your girl don't like me, how long has she been gay?").
Addiction: 3.5/5 - Decent song...
Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix): 4.5/5 - Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Jay-Z, but that verse didn't belong in that song. Jay-Z's verse was fantastic, but didn't belong in this song. Kanye's verse was good too.
We Major: 3/5 - Disappointing. As a big Nas fan, I expected more out of him. Definitely not Nas' best work, or even close to it.
Hey Mama: 4.5/5 - A touching song.
Celebration: 4/5 - Good song.. what can I say.
Gone: 4/5 - would be better without the guests. You can have more tracks by yourself, Kanye!
Diamonds From Sierra Leone: 5/5 - A genius song. It doesn't match the video at all, but by itself it's a great song.
Overall: I didn't like the CD at first, but I love it now. I do like College Dropout more, but this CD is still fantastic.
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