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It's impossible to quantify the impact Madonna has had on pop music since she released her first single, "Everybody," in 1982. But before she nabbed a recording contract and became the material girl, Madonna spent four years as a college dropout searching for stardom in the Big Apple. She worked at Dunkin' Donuts and even posed nude for artists to make extra cash. Madonna reflected on the rough patch in an essay she penned for Harper's Bazaar, writing about being held at gunpoint and raped during her first year in NYC.