The debut album that brought Kanye West to the world…
After a series of sold out shows our orchestra have had the opportunity to further hone their unforgettable performance. In light of the unprecedented demand, we have decided to bring one more outstanding production back to London's XOYO.
— An instant hip hop classic, The College Dropout, dropped on Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella in 2004 to huge critical acclaim.
At a time when gangsta rap ruled the charts, Kanye brought subjects normally only reserved for the underground hip hop heads. Religion, education, racism and materialism all feature on the album's many iconic tracks like Jesus Walks, All Fall Down, Through the Wire, Slow Jamz and Graduation.
Featuring heavy-hitting contributions from hip hop royality including Jay-Z, Talib Kwali, Common, Consequence, Twista, Mos Def, Jamie Foxx and Ludacris, The College Dropout became a straight-to-classic piece of hip hop history.
Our supremely talented friends Rogue Symphony will be performing & curating, with a select cast of London's finest classical musicians; string section, horn section, vocalists, rappers and more.