Beats: Kanye - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy -

Beats: Kanye – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West
Following the pattern of the first two ‘beats’ posts we’ve once again got both a banger and a momentous occasion to celebrate. I know, you’re probably creaming yourself at the prospect. Since when have you had it so good?

For those who took my final words of advice from the J.Cole post and have been bumping the Take That album non-stop for the last two weeks, I have some breaking news for you. This Monday saw the official release of Kanye West’s fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Super exciting right?

OK, so the edge may have slightly been taken off seeing as the album leaked two weeks ago. And sure, Yeezy followers will have already been treated to the majority of the album tracks either via the G.O.O.D Friday series or Mr. West’s epic cinematic passion project Runaway.

But at least we now know what happens when you execute a powerfully innovative marketing campaign that builds awareness about your upcoming project through hyper-exposure; it pisses off a few people who would’ve appreciated the option of being able to listen to the project in it’s entirety with fresh ears. But what’s pissing off a few neurotic fans when you’ve just resurrected your career from the dead (amazingly, everyone took that Taylor Swift thing pretty seriously…)?

So, yeah, I love Yeezy but you won’t catch me taking on the challenge of reviewing the album as the masterpiece that it is or philosophising about Ye’s place in history as one of the most important cultural icons of our time (both true). That’s long for me. I’ll let others tackle that. All I’ll say is, this is Kanye West’s magnum opus, both contextually and musically.

You really should listen to it. If you like it, and you probably will, then you should buy it also. Guest features from Elton John don’t come cheap fam. He’s charging that Simba money. That Candle in the Wind moolah you get me.

Being the neurotic fan I sometimes am, it would be hypocritical of me to point you towards any song other than the album’s opener. That way, on the off chance this is all new to you, you can take that as your starting point and follow the rest of the album in sequence. The way it’s supposed to be done *cough* rapnerd *cough*.

Dark Fantasy is as perfect an opener as you could have wished for and flawlessly represents the beginning of the journey you are about to embark on.

Oh, and one last thing. Big up Roald Dahl for the poetic intro. I know you would have been a Nicki Minaj fan.

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