Late Registration (2005)
1. "Wake Up Mr. West"
2. "Heard 'Em Say" (featuring Adam Levine)
3. "Touch the Sky" (featuring Lupe Fiasco)
4. "Gold Digger" (featuring Jamie Foxx)
5. "Skit #1"
6. "Drive Slow" (featuring Paul Wall & GLC)
7. "My Way Home" (featuring Common)
8. "Crack Music" (featuring The Game)
10. "Bring Me Down" (featuring Brandy)
12. "Skit #2"
13. "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (Remix) (featuring Jay-Z)
14. "We Major" (featuring Nas & Really Doe)
15. "Skit #3"
16. "Hey Mama"
18. "Skit #4"
19. "Gone" (featuring Cam'ron & Consequence)
20. "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (bonus track)
21. "Late" (hidden track)
It’s vital to mention that Late Registration is Kanye’s magnum opous coinciding with his success in every sphere he put his golden hand into: be it TV shows or artwork. After his successfully sold first album West was able to make his dream come true, to afford making the kind of music he aspired to conquer the musical world with. First of all it’s his amazing collaboration with a musical genius of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Jon Brion who is the author of the soundtrack. This album is an illustration of West’s vision of music full of sounds of different kinds. At last he was able to hire his own violin orchestra to create melodies which brought that sense and mood to the tracks. And that’s where a super genius able to unify all these sounds was needed. After the work on the album was finished Jon commented that Late Registration shouldn’t be viewed just as a hip-hop album, it’s a lot more than that. Moreover, Kanye West managed to turn his second album into a socio-political manifest with the help of its lyrics. Late Registration was the first Kanye’s work to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and to win the title of Best Rap Album at the 48th Grammy Awards.