A$AP Rocky stopped by the studio to chop it up with LA Leakers’ Justin Credible, fielding a query about what he considers the best and worst Kanye West albums. The Harlem, New York rapper said that Graduation tops his personal favorites list, but also gave props to Late Registration and The College Dropout.
I got two. First, it was Late Registration, and of course Graduation,” he said. “I’ma come clean. Overall it’s my favorite, Graduation. The thing was, he was giving them the artsy shit with College Dropout then with Late Registration. When he went to Graduation, all the odds were against him. He was worried about beating 50 Cent in record sales. He was actually the underdog at the time, because 50 was way more successful than Kanye, ironically.”
He then set his sights on 808’s & Heartbreak, stating, “I hate that album.” He admitted to liking a handful of songs on the Auto-Tune-heavy project, but said that he didn’t like it as a whole.
“I hate that album. I like a few songs on there. I didn’t like ‘Robocop.’ I liked ‘Heartless.’ I liked ‘I’m not loving you, the way I wanted to.’ And then I liked the other one… Wasn’t ‘Paranoid’ on that album? I liked that. I liked that album, I like ‘Amazing.’ That’s four tracks on ther already, so maybe I’m contradicting myself but I like those four tracks and the other joints I absolutely hate.
“I really respect Kanye regardless of if anyone gives a fuck or not, but I respect him for having the balls to come out with a whole Auto-Tune album. Just like, he was killing it in the Rap game and he took time out to be an artist. And I admire that.”