Friday, December 3, 2010

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Artist: Kanye West

Release Date: November 22nd, 2010

Genre: Hip Hop / Rap

Singles: "Monster", "Power", "Runaway"

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)

Music / Beats:               

There are some gems in the track list that will make your head nod but there isn't enough consistency to keep you in that zone throughout the entire album. 

Lyics / Message:           

Sometimes it is hard to figure out what a Kanye West song is about but damned if there aren't some clever rhymes.  Here's one of my favorites since I grew up watching "Family Matters"

"Fresh air, rolling down the window / Too many Urkels on your team, thats why you're win's low" (Winslow)

Kanye seems conflicted between a socially conscious citizen concerned for his fellow man and an elitist superstar concerned only for himself.


Definitely takes some chances and does some new things, most of which work well.


I guess the conflicted artist produces a fairly decent product.  "Runaway" is to me by and large the best track on the album because of it's crystal clear message and brutal honesty.  More of that formula in the other tracks would have made this a homerun

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