Can't Tell Me Nothing: The Official Mixtape is a mixtape by Americanhip-hop artist Kanye West. It was made freely available over the internet on May 27, 2007 in anticipation of the release of his third studio album, Graduation.
The official mixtape was hosted by Kanye West alongside his A&R, Plain Pat. Overall, it is compiled of songs made by various artists signed onto West's G.O.O.D. Music label, collaborations with other unaffiliated musicians, and preview versions of certain songs that would later appear on Graduation. The mixtape was very well received and gave off several tracks that later became successful singles. A physical disc was later released exclusively in the United Kingdom on February 18, 2008.
Stylus Magazine awarded Can't Tell Me Nothing an A- rating and complimented it for expressing a high quality in comparison to most promotional mixtapes, claiming, "Even with a few duds, this might be the album of the year." On its general review of the mixtape, Stylus wrote, "Can't Tell Me Nothing is one mixtape that should be legendary on its own, rather than piggybacking off its 'parent' album. It's as diverse as anything I've heard this year, both as intelligent and as stoopid as it wants to be (cf. "Us Placers" vs. "Throw Some D's (Remix)"), and gloriously so."Rock critic Robert Christgau dictated, "Get this while you can from the mixtape man no matter how much of it is destined for the real album."URB wrote, "Although the scatterbrained way Kanye chooses to present himself will continue to face scrutiny and divide opinion, any critic would be hard pressed to deny his talent. Whatever persona he adopts, whether relatively restrained or unsurprisingly in your face, the artist rarely fails to engage."Can't Tell Me Nothing won "Mixtape of the Year" at the 2007 Vibe Awards.