Artist: Kanye West
Release Date: 2007

In anticipation of his third studio album Graduation, Kanye West released the 25-track mixtape Can't Tell Me Nothing. Hosted by Plain Pat, the album featured a few songs that would sneak their way onto the Grammy Award-winning album, but most importantly, it gave 'Ye some room to flex his behind-the-board creativity before unleashing the rest of the songs that made the final cut.