Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kanye West Late Registration

Late Registration is the second studio album by Chicago hip hop artist Kanye West. The album was released on August 30, 2005, and debuted at #1, selling over 860,000 copies in its first week, the once highest first week sales in Def Jam Recordings history. However, Kanye's next album, Graduation, would eventually outdo Late Registration, selling 957,000 copies. Rolling Stone magazine named it their Album of the Year, receiving a rare 5-star rating in its initial review. It has gone on to sell over 3.5 million copies in the U.S. and received a great deal of acclaim from critics.

1 "Wake Up Mr. West" 0:41 Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin (no credit listed) Performed by Deray "Someone That I Used to Love" as performed by Natalie Cole
2 "Heard 'Em Say" 3:23 Kanye West, Adam Levine, Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin Kanye West, Jon Brion Adam Levine of Maroon 5 "Someone That I Used To Love" as performed by Natalie Cole
3 "Touch the Sky" 3:57 Kanye West, Wasalu Jaco, Justin Smith, Curtis Mayfield Just Blaze Lupe Fiasco "Move On Up" as performed by Curtis Mayfield
4 "Gold Digger" 3:28 Kanye West, Ray Charles, Renald Richard Kanye West, Jon Brion Jamie Foxx "I Got a Woman" as performed by Ray Charles
5 Skit #1 0:34
6 "Drive Slow" 4:32 Kanye West, Paul Slayton, Leonard Harris Kanye West GLC, Paul Wall, Additional vocals: Tony "Penafire" Williams "Wildflower" as performed by Hank Crawford
7 "My Way Home" 1:43 Kanye West, Lonnie Lynn, Gil Scott-Heron Kanye West Performed by Common "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" as performed by Gil Scott-Heron
8 "Crack Music" 4:31 Kanye West, Jayceon Taylor, Willard Meeks Kanye West, Jon Brion The Game "Since You Came in My Life" as performed by New York Community Choir
9 "Roses" 4:05 Kanye West, Bill Withers Kanye West, Jon Brion "Rosie" as performed by Bill Withers
10 "Bring Me Down" 3:19 Kanye West, A. Williams Kanye West, Jon Brion Brandy "My Life Is Loving You" as performed by Rose Banks
11 "Addiction" 4:27 Kanye West, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart Kanye West, Jon Brion "My Funny Valentine" as performed by Etta James
12 Skit #2 0:31
13 "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (Remix) 3:53 Kanye West, Devon Harris, John Barry, Don Black Kanye West, Jon Brion, Devo Springsteen Jay-Z "Diamonds Are Forever" as performed by Shirley Bassey
"Ms. Jackson" as performed by OutKast
14 "We Major" 7:28 Kanye West, Nasir Jones, Warren Trotter, A. Williams, Warryn Campbell, R. Simmons, L. Smith, M. Reid Kanye West, Jon Brion, Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell Nas, Really Doe "Action" as performed by Orange Krush, "Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)" as performed by Stevie Wonder
15 Skit #3 0:24
16 "Hey Mama" 5:05 Kanye West, Donal Leace Kanye West, Jon Brion "Today Won't Come Again" as performed by Donal Leace
17 "Celebration" 3:18 Kanye West Kanye West, Jon Brion "Heavenly Dream" as performed by The KayGees
18 Skit #4 1:18
19 "Gone" 5:33 Kanye West, Dexter Mills, Cameron Giles, Chuck Willis Kanye West, Jon Brion Cam'ron, Consequence "It's Too Late" as performed by Otis Redding, "Upon this Rock" as performed by Joe Farrell, "The Show" as performed by Slick Rick
20 "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (bonus track) 3:58 Kanye West, Devon Harris, John Barry, Don Black Kanye West, Jon Brion, Devo Springsteen "Diamonds Are Forever" as performed by Shirley Bassey
"Ms. Jackson" as performed by OutKast
21 "Late" (hidden track) 3:50 Kanye West, Sylvia Robinson, George Kerr (no credit listed) "I'll Erase Away Your Pain" by The Whatnauts

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