Yesterday, along with our digital cover story on Kanye West, we dropped "The Making of Kanye West's The College Dropout." As usual, putting that feature together was a labor of love. Like millions of hip-hop fans, we loved listening to College Dropout when it dropped, so getting to do a making-of feature was a treat (even if it's still a bitch to edit!)

At Complex, we've done a number of making ofs through the years. We love telling the story of how a classic album came together, but our favorite part is finding out all the nitty-gritty details that most rap fans never knew before. Putting together the making of Kanye's classic debut was no exception.

We found out a ton of hip-hop trivia we'd never heard before while putting our making-of piece together—in fact there were so many stories that we just didn't have room to get them in. For example, did you know Kanye's videographer suggested titling the album Kanye West On The Track? Of course not! So consider this the Cliffs Notes version of our epic oral history and find out 15 Things You Didn't Know About Kanye West's The College Dropout...

Written by Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)

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