Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album Review

“DJs need to listen to the models/ what you ain’t got no fuckin Yeezy in Serato” – Kanye West

Every once in 5 years or so hip hop goes through a rennaissance of sorts when certain artists drop gems in an otherwise shitty wasteland. The wasteland that is rap albums failed us heavily but this year has been an incredible one. Even the cop aka Ricky Rawse dropped a pretty good album. Today let me join the myriads & give my 2 cents on the most talked about album since Drake’s TML.

Dark Fantasy

This one opens with Nicki Minaj reading kids a story in rhyme. The beat is ridiculously smart with the feel of an orchestra. This is how Dr. Dre used to make his music sound like back in 2001 when he had talent! This nigga Yeezy rhymes using the names of his cars. “Mercy mercy me that murcielago …me drown sorrow in that diablo/ me found bravery in that bravado”. Quotable: The plan was to drink till the pain’s over/ but what’s worse the pain or the hangover.


Yet another ridiculous beat. Kid Cudi is getting really good at singing hooks! He got bit by the same bug that bit 50 Cent & Ja Rule only that he sounds cool when he sings! Kanye recorded this one with that telephone effect. Makes it sound like he phoned in the verse from prison. This is a struggler’s anthem. Damn! Raekwon is on the 4th verse & he sounds epic! Quotable: I treat cash like the government treat AIDS/ I won’t stop till all my niggaz get it/ get it?.


I don’t really like this song. The beat was great, done by Symbolyc One but Kanye didn’t bring it for me on such an awesome beat. Plus I think I hear this song way too much, its my brother’s ringtone and his phone is a hotline. Skip.

All of the lights (Interlude)

The piano & violin go together beautifully. Since this is the bootleg I’m listening to I can’t tell whether its a sample. What I do know is that Elton John plays the piano.

All of the lights

This is fuckin incredible. Kanye brings that stadium music feeling that Game talks about on this one. I feel like I’m at the Nyayo Stadium with the floodlights on and Kanye is ripping it on stage! His 1st verse pays tribute to Michael Jackson…very appropriate. This has hit record witten all over it. Apparently this song features Ryan Leslie, Charlie Wilson, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Elton John, Elly Jackson, John Legend, The Dream & Tony Williams. I can only pick out Rihanna, Cudi, Fergie coz she rhymes, Alicia Keys & Charlie Wilson at the end. I guess it was a mass choir!


This record is a beast! The cop aka Rozay gets in a few bars at the beginning then all hell breaks loose as Ye spits a sick verse followed by a sicker verse from Jay Z and the illest verse from Nicki Minaj. I am willing to join the illuminati if they can make Nicki Minaj spit good then there’s something they’re doing right over there! Quotable: Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh/ put that pussy in a sarcophagus!

So Appalled

Ye calls in a few friends for this one. Swizz plays the hype man on this. Jay-Z spits the bars that got him in trouble with Hammer (lol). Kini big deal? All Hov says is “The Hammer went broke so you know I’m more focused/ I lost 30 mil so I spent another 30/ coz unlike Hammer 30 million can’t hurt me”. Would you be mad? Pusha T sounds so much better solo without his brother Malice. CyHi Da Prince kills it though! For real if God had an iPod, CyHi would be on His playlist. Oh yeah RZA screams the hook at the end. Quotable: I met this girl on Valentine’s day/ fucked her in May/ she found out about April/ so she chose to March/ – CyHi Da Prince.

Devil In A Blue Dress

This is vintage Kanye. The beat is a wonderful soul sample that’s reminiscent of Kanye’s work on The Blueprint. What is this song about? He confuses me, I can’t really call it but the lyrics are funny as hell. “I ordered the jerk, she said you are what you eat”. I think its about a girl though. The guitar solo makes you think the song is over only for the cop aka Ricky Rozay to start rapping! Quotable: Whole clique appetite had tapeworms/ spinnin Teddy Pendergrass vinyl while my Jay burns/ – Rick Ross


The one he premiered at the VMAs. This song has one of the best intros in the world!!!!! The piano then the vocal sample. That’s enough to make me like this one. The hook is ballsy as hell! There’s something in here for Tony Parker when Ye spits “I can have me a good girl but still be addicted to the hoodrats”. I’m looking at the time on the CD player and it says there’s 7 minutes left to the song! The hell? Turns out this album version is extended. After the verses are up Ye gets his MPC on and its 4 minutes of his vocodered voice scratching the beat like a friggin guitar! Awesome! Quotable: Find pictures in my email/ I sent this bitch a picture of my dick/ I don’t know what it is with females/ but I’m not too good with that shit/

Hell of a Life

From the very beginning the rock sample starts nagging me! I know this song. Its freaking Black Sabbath! Ironman! When he gets to the hook you will realize it too! How awesome. This song is all about sex! Ye clearly states that “pussy and religion is all I need”. *DEAD* One of the best songs on the album according to me. Quotable: How could you say they live they lives wrong/ when you never fuck with the lights on/.

Blame Game

This record starts playing and IMMEDIATELY it’s crowned my favorite song. John Legend lends his voice on this one. He sounds funny cussing. If you’ve broken up with a bitch who cheated or been a sidekick to some chick like I am (Ha!) you will relate to this friggin song. The vocal effects on the 2nd verse makes it sound like 3 rappers but its just Ye…I think. Chris Rock comes in at the end and he kills it! Chris at one point says “you took your pussy game up a whole notha level, this some cirque du soleil pussy now shit! You went all porno on a nigga”. A comical end to a tragic song. Genius!!!! Quotable: I’ll call you bitch for short/ as my last resort/ You call me mothafucka for long/ at the end of it you know we both were wrong/ – John Legend.

Lost In The World

This has Bon Iver singing on it. Ye goes all 808’s & Heartbreaks in a good way. This song reminds me of the Runaway film when the Phoenix leaves Kanye to fly and burn. This is a great club record. I vision myself in the club dancing to this with glow stick in hand high of some pills. Quotable: Even if we die in each other’s arms/ we’ll still get laid in the afterlife.

Who Will Survive In America

This is an extension of Lost in the world. I think that’s Saul Williams doing the spoken word. I can’t be sure coz this is a bootleg and bootlegs don’t come with credits! This is the shortest song on the album! THE END.

This is my 2nd favorite album this year, the 1st of course being Nineteen Ninety Now by Celph Titled & Buckwild. This is definitely Kanye West’s best album so far and one of the best produced hip hop albums I have heard in ages! Kanye’s rapping is also almost as good as his production but he still needs to work on delivery. However in my opinion, this shit is a classic and you can take that to the bank!



11 Responses to “Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album Review”

  1. Yo! That album be crazy!!! This is what happens when we decided to be o real and expresses ourselves as we wish 100% without shame. A lot of genius is created this way! I mean, i bet Nelly or some corny sounding muthafucka would wanna have a million people on a track but they can’t coz of whatever reasons but Yey did it! Like he said in “Power” (the reason i fucks with this jam so much) “…got treasures in my mind but couldn’t open up my own vault..”CLASSIC SHIT! Now can Taylor Swift shut the fuck up!!

    PS: Elton John is the guy who sings along with Alicia towards the end. Legend, The Dream etc are at the start of the track and also provide the harmonies for the song.

    • Wow you can actually hear them? I watched Elly Jackson on MTV saying she can’t hear herself on that record! But its a big record!

  2. when Dr. Dre had talent? nigga Dre the greatest ever go listen to Kush, the first singe off Detox

  3. Am I the only one who has not listened to Kush? Fuck.. And u should try and review Nineteen Ninety Now as well.. Celph Titled & Buckwild.. AOTP are violent with their lyrics tho..

  4. Not really a hip hop head but great thing i am versatile, well, the little i know of, this is the best hip hop album i ever heard. So many people up in it, soo much talent and mad beats and rhymes, almost everything is a monster. Also love ur review, on point!

  5. The production on this album is so opulent that after I heard it, the only other album I could listen to was Teflon Don ’cause its equally a good ass album. Plus Im a Ye stan.

    Best song – Blame Game.

    Thats all.

  6. Kush Hater? really @bellasbiz……wow!
    great review on the album….its one of the few that i listen to without skipping a single track!
    Kanye goes HAM on the whole album !!!

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