Kanye West went from college dropout to the most influential.
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16. Kanye West went from college dropout to the most influential.
Before Kanye's debut album The College Dropout was released and he became a household name, he worked as an in-house producer at Roc-A-Fella records and is credited for much of the success Jay Z's classic album 'The Blueprint'. However Kanye's aim was always to make it big as a rapper. And he was knocked back continuously by a number of record labels before Roc-A-Fella's Dame Dash eventually gave him a shot. Yeezy is now one of the most influential people in the world. Picture: Getty