We are just a few days away from Kanye’s new album, which could apparently have “a new secret album title” according to his twitter. Day 5 of the countdown brings us My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
MBDTF released on November 22nd, 2010. I can still remember listening to this album for the first time in 10th grade and in love right from the start with Dark Fantasy. That sleepy hollow line to close out the first verse was all it took to assure me that this album was not going to disappoint, nor was I skeptical to begin with. In this album, we see themes of the celebrity lifestyle, dealing with emotional experiences, extreme egos, and drug and alcohol use. A much different sound overall compared to his previous his first three albums, but nonetheless he killed every song.
The features on the album were incredible as well. Kanye, Swizz Beats, Jay-Z, Pusha-T, Cyhi-da-Prince and RZA all on one song?! And then Kanye, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon-Iver on another?! Unreal. On top of that, the album includes features from Kid Cudi, John Legend, Raekwon, Rihanna, and a hilarious/raunchy snippet from Chris Rock at the end of Blame Game. Check out the album in full as well as my top 5 below, and come back tomorrow for a special Day 6 edition.
5. Dark Fantasy
4. Hell of a Life
1. So Appalled