02/07/2014 03:26 pm ET Updated Feb 07, 2014

Kanye West Demo Tape 'The Prerequisite' Touts Original Songs From 'College Dropout,' 'Late Registration'

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As the 10-year anniversary of Kanye West's debut album, "College Dropout," quickly approaches (Feb. 10), let's take an even further look back at Ye's originally unreleased 2001 demo tape, "The Prerequisite." In it, listeners will find original cuts from "College Dropout," "Late Registration" and his mixtapes, such as "Jesus Walks" and "All Falls Down" (under the title "Dream Come True").

You can listen to the full tape below and download it for free here.

"The Prerequisite" tracklist:

1. Home (Windy)
2. Jesus Walks
3. Have It Your Way
4. Out Of Your Mind
5. Wow!
6. Need To Know
7. Gotta Pose
8. Never Letting Go (The Stalker Song)
9. Hey Mama
10. Know The Game
11. Family Business
12. Dream Come True
13. Freestyle
14. Last Freestyle
15. Heartbeat


  • 1
    “If I had the opportunity to design for Louis Vuttion now, I wouldn’t. Because the prices are too extreme. And I don’t want to use my message to have kids saving up that much to be a part of what the ideas are.”
  • 2
    “React how you want. Any energy you got is good energy. I represented slavery, my abstract take on what I know about it, I wrote ‘New Slaves.’ So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. What are you going to do?”
  • 3
    “Obama? Nobody’s looking at what Obama is wearing. I’m the No. 1 inspirational person in fashion.”
  • 4
    “In music I talk a lot of stuff. But I’ll never get up here and say, ‘I’m the best musician’ or ‘the best rapper of all-time.’”
  • 5
    “I love the Backstreet Boys — no knock to them — but there will never be another Backstreet Boys."
  • 6
    "I didn’t have a phone for three years. When I got my phone is when I saw Kim on the internet with Kris Humphries.”
  • 7
    "You know what should be banned? Stuff that’s whack, not stuff that’s controversial. The world is controversial, classist, racist — so what."
  • 8
    “What would happen if I was able to design a collection that was backed by the Gap? It would be awesome, right?”
  • 9
    “I just thought of it. It seemed so all-American, I just love being American, you know, and I love you know, family… I feel so blessed. I feel God gave me exactly what I wanted, I have to do the right thing in God’s eyes. Just follow what God really wants me to do it will come ten fold by doing the right thing.”