My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West - Sondz

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My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on November 22, 2010, by Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records following a period of public controversy for West. Retreating to a self-imposed exile in Hawaii in 2009, he recorded the album at Honolulu's Avex Studio in a communal environment involving numerous contributing musicians. Additional recording sessions took place at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California, and at Electric Lady Studios and Platinum Sound Studios in New York City.

The album was produced primarily by West, alongside a variety of high-profile producers such as Mike Dean, No I.D., Jeff Bhasker, RZA, S1, Bink, and DJ Frank E. Critical commentaries note the resulting music's maximalist aesthetic and opulent production style that utilizes various elements from West's previous work, including soul, pop, baroque, electro, and symphoni...

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Release date22/11/2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
Length68:43
StatusOfficial
Label(s)Roc‐A‐Fella Records
Catalogue602527544618
PackagingOfficial
Language, scriptLatin
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In this day and age most artists are other artists: their lyrics someone else's ...

In this day and age most artists are other artists: their lyrics someone else's cliches, their careers an imitation, their passions a mere reference. Not Kanye West - well, at least not now. For in a genre whose death is declared on a regular basis, West has become three things: interesting, innovative and utterly, utterly mad.
Of course, some of this supposed insanity is nothing but self-mocking egomania. However, it's a darker form of self-deprecating madness whi...

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