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13 years ago today, a treasure chest of samples was released to the public.

If you haven't scoured WhoSampled for every song Kanye West has ever sampled in his entire career, I'm not sure we can be friends. Fortunately, it's never too late to start. On this fine Friday, the 13th anniversary of the release of Ye's untouchable debut The College Dropout, we decided to lay out for you an introduction into the LP's notable samples.

@kanyewest dropped his classic album #thecollegedropout on this date 13 years ago. what was your favorite cut?

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Hip-hop samples can introduce young listener's to artists and genres they otherwise never would have heard about, and create new fans for artists as disparate as Chaka Khan and Michael Bolton. And when an elder asks how they discovered such old tunes, they can snarkily respond, "Yeezy taught me."

Flip through the gallery above to get on that level.

(Cover photo courtesy of Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

5 Iconic Samples From Kanye West's "College Dropout"

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Feb 10, 2017 at 05:49pm
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13 years ago today, a treasure chest of samples was released to the public.

If you haven't scoured WhoSampled for every song Kanye West has ever sampled in his entire career, I'm not sure we can be friends. Fortunately, it's never too late to start. On this fine Friday, the 13th anniversary of the release of Ye's untouchable debut The College Dropout, we decided to lay out for you an introduction into the LP's notable samples.

@kanyewest dropped his classic album #thecollegedropout on this date 13 years ago. what was your favorite cut?

A photo posted by HotNewHipHop (@hotnewhiphop) on

Hip-hop samples can introduce young listener's to artists and genres they otherwise never would have heard about, and create new fans for artists as disparate as Chaka Khan and Michael Bolton. And when an elder asks how they discovered such old tunes, they can snarkily respond, "Yeezy taught me."

Flip through the gallery above to get on that level.

(Cover photo courtesy of Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

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