Late Registration

Label
Roc-A-Fella
Release date
30 Aug 2005
Running length
21 tracks
Running time
69:55

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Wake Up Mr. West (Album Version (Explicit)) 0:41 412
2 Heard 'Em Say (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:23 573
3 Touch The Sky (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:56 733
4 Gold Digger (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:27 1,636
5 Skit #1 (Kanye West/Late Registration) (Album Version (Explicit)) 0:33 398
6 Drive Slow (Album Version (Explicit)) 4:32 410
7 My Way Home (Album Version (Explicit)) 1:43 362
8 Crack Music (Album Version (Explicit)) 4:30 330
9 Roses (Album Version (Explicit)) 4:05 364
10 Bring Me Down (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:19 307
11 Addiction (Album Version (Explicit)) 4:27 342
12 Skit #2 (Kanye West/Late Registration) (Album Version (Explicit)) 0:31 256
13 Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix - Album Version (Explicit)) 3:53 1,802
14 We Major (Album Version (Explicit)) 7:29 302
15 Skit #3 (Kanye West/Late Registration) (Album Version (Explicit)) 0:24 364
16 Hey Mama (Album Version (Explicit)) 5:05 377
17 Celebration (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:18 276
18 Skit #4 (Kanye West/Late Registration) (Album Version (Explicit)) 1:18 8
19 Gone (Album Version (Explicit)) 5:33 336
20 **Bonus Track** Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:58 70
21 Late (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:50 220

About this album

Late Registration is the second studio album by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released on August 30, 2005, by Roc-A-Fella Records. Recording sessions for the album took place over the course of a year at Record Plant Studios, Chalice Recording Studios, and Grandmaster Recording Studios in Hollywood, and at Sony Music Studios in New York City. West collaborated with American record producer and composer Jon Brion to produce Late Registration, and the album features guest contributions from artists such as Jay-Z, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jamie Foxx, Nas, Brandy, and Adam Levine, among others.

The production is notably more lush and elaborate than West’s previous album, The College Dropout. By collaborating with Jon Brion, West was able to utilize production styles and instruments not commonly associated with hip-hop music. More intricate sampling methods and the inclusion of string arrangements meant that the production featured on the album was unique to hip-hop music. West sought to deliver lyrics that allowed him to continue his style of storytelling during songs, and the album covers topics of social issues, such as poverty, drug trafficking, health care, and blood diamond trades.

The album produced five singles, including the international hits “Touch the Sky”, “Heard ‘Em Say” and “Gold Digger”, the last of which topped the Billboard Hot 100 at number one. Music videos for all five singles were produced. Late Registration debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 860,000 copies in its first week. The album has sold over 3.1 million units in the United States and has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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  • opgay

    classic

    10 Oct 4:44am Reply
  • HerperDerper

    You need to pump your brakes and drive slow homey.

    3 Sep 11:48am Reply
  • heyman010

    I always question if the room the bear is entering is the same one David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. The sign on the door says K.West and the scenery looks so similar

    27 Jun 7:47pm Reply
  • JodyeII

    This is not even close to the worst album ever tho. Well yeah it's his opinion but I liked this album.

    25 Jun 5:01am Reply
  • thatoneguydanny

    why do people hate kanye west so much? beyond just "he looks like such a jerk in his interviews :(" how can they hear "Bring Me Down" or "We Major" and actually dislike him?

    9 Mar 5:44pm Reply
  • mahgeneration

    OcellatedGod, kill yourself [2]

    3 Mar 5:14pm Reply
  • YessBVBY

    OcellatedGod, kill yourself

    24 Feb 7:48pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    One of the worst albums I've ever heard. I want my hour of life back.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dAdriano

    ★★★★★

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • A5troBlack

    Broke, broke, broke phi broke! we ain't got it! [3]

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • lecube

    Kanye's best!

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • afterjamz

    Do you remember all those Christmases when your Mama walked in the room and pretended she was the tree, huh?

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DickBigems

    Kidding me? The Diamonds Remix is one of the album's hottest moments [2] My favorite Kanye album.

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Patesta

    Kidding me? The Diamonds Remix is one of the album's hottest moments

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Rezzo64

    Such an amazing yet inconsistent album. We Major, Gone, Roses all fantastic tracks, but then you have songs like Celebration and the Diamonds Remix w/ Jay-Z ruining the good moments. *sigh*

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Laa-Brent

    Roses <3

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Rydia69

    (Album Version (Explicit))

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • pavskies

    This is what it sounds like when someone spends 2 million dollars to produce an album. Pretty good, eh?

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • him_ville_valo

    Great album! <3

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • nacht_vogel

    I definitely consider this to be his best record, even better than MDTF, mainly because of the production and those dope beats, but also the kind of lyrics I prefer to the shit he's rappin about on MDTF.

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
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