On his debut album The College Dropout, Kanye showed everyone that his place in hip-hop was not just behind the boards. From defying his teachers who said he would never make it on “We Don’t Care,” to bringing his deep connection to religion to the forefront on “Jesus Walks,” to speaking on the dire importance of family on “Family Business,” Ye covered a lot of ground. He also brought some high profile friends (Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common, Jay-Z, Ludacris) along for the ride to create what is widely considered a classic.

These are the lyrics to Kanye West's The College Dropout.