Kanye West ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Official Album Review
MBDTF is not just rap and hip-hop though, it has a mixture of tons of genres. Starting off the album is female rapper Nicki Minaj in the track Dark Fantasy, which has amazing instrumental sounds to it especially during the chorus. Teyana Taylor also gives us an amazing vocal performance on that track as well. Once you pass that song you get to hear a bit more of Kanye’s rapping style, especially in songs such as Gorgeous, Power, All Of The Lights, and Monster. All Of The Lights features not one, not two, but eleven artists including Alicia Keys, Fergie, Rihanna and more! After the wild ride you take on All Of The Lights, you get into Monster with Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Bon Iver, and Rick Ross. This track definitely gives you more of a rap feeling, with all the artist featured giving one verse of their own. Ross does a great job leading in the song, while Minaj gives a great, long, killer ending. To me, the track So Appalled reminds me more of a rap track than anything else, with features such as Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz. After getting into the rap tracks that are So Appalled and Devil In A New Dress, you get into more of a soft rap track known as Runaway. This to me gives you a feel of Kanye’s singing style, as well as more of his rapping style. Once again getting into more of Kanye’s rapping style is the song Hell Of A Life. After hearing what Kanye has to offer in terms of hard core rap, you get into a bit more of a softer side of Ye in the track Blame Game, with a bit of an entertaining two minute telephone conversation at the end! The last two tracks off the album, Lost In The World and Who Will Survive In America really go hand-in-hand with each other. You can’t listen to one without listening to the other. Lost In The World is to me a true hip-hop song with a huge pop feel to it. Once you get through the Ye and Bon Iver hit, you instantly hear a speech-like track known as Who Will Survive In America. A great 1 1/2 minute speech to close the album!
This album blew me away! I don’t think there was ever a hip-hop/rap album that I could listen to from start to finish, let alone like more than a couple of songs. Kanye has really proven to me that he knows how to rap and give an amazing performance, but also knows how to make listeners of different genres love his work.