Kanye West, The College Dropout (2004)
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Casey Veggies: “At the time, it was pushing the bar. It pushed the culture. Nobody was doing that. That album pushed hip-hop backpack culture to the T. I was 11 [when it came out], so it was when I first started rapping, that’s why it played a big role for me. It was the hottest shit when I first opened my mind all the way to hip-hop. Like Nas and that classic shit, I wasn’t around for none of that. But College Dropout is classic to me. I lived it."