Album: Freshmen Adjustment
Producer: Brian "All Day" Miller
On The College Dropout's memorable closing cut, you may remember him citing a song called “Wow” that Kanye said “You’ll never hear.” He pulled a line from”Wow” that he famously recited to Dame Dash: “I go to Jacob with 25 thou/You go with 25 hundred, wow/I got 11 plaques on my wall right now/You got your first gold single, damn nigga, wow.”
Well, it turns out those lost tapes made their way to the internets shortly thereafter and “Wow” was doper than we imagined. Perhaps Yeezy shelved it because he repurposed the second verse for his rapping debut on Jay’s “The Bounce”? While we don’t know exactly why Ye wanted to keep this one in the vaults, we do know there is a full version with a third verse sitting on someone’s hard drive somewhere. If that’s you, do the right thing and liberate it.