Editors’ Notes Soulful instrumentation and crisp beats define Kanye's second release. The Chi-town rapper used the extra cash earned from The College Dropout to orchestrate a lush, dynamic follow-up that marries pop-soul grooves and explosive hip-hop rhythms. The soul-inflected “Celebration” and the R&B brooder “Bring Me Down” showcase his seductive mix of hard-edged, city-bred beats with soaring strings. He hits heartbreaking heights with the stormy “Roses,” a powerful ode to his dying grandma. But it’s the Ray Charles sample and the irresistible thump of “Gold Digger” that cemented the world’s Ye addiction.

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Wake Up Mr. West
1
0:41
 
Heard 'Em Say (feat. Adam Levine)
2
3:23
 
Touch the Sky (feat. Lupe Fiasco)
3
3:56
 
Gold Digger (feat. Jamie Foxx)
4
3:27
 
Skit #1 (Kanye West/Late Registration)
5
0:33
 
Drive Slow (feat. Paul Wall & GLC)
6
4:32
 
My Way Home (feat. Common)
7
1:43
 
Crack Music (feat. The Game)
8
4:30
 
Roses
9
4:05
 
Bring Me Down (feat. Brandy)
10
3:18
 
Addiction
11
4:27
 
Skit #2 (Kanye West/Late Registration)
12
0:31
 
Diamonds From Sierra Leone (feat. JAY Z)
13
3:53
 
We Major (feat. Nas & Really Doe)
14
7:28
 
Skit #3 (Kanye West/Late Registration)
15
0:24
 
Hey Mama
16
5:05
 
Celebration
17
3:18
 
Skit #4 (Kanye West/Late Registration)
18
1:18
 
Gone (feat. Consequence & Cam'ron)
19
5:33
 
**Bonus Track** Diamonds From Sierra Leone
20
3:58
 
Late
21
3:50