My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 22, 2010
Recorded2009-10
GenreHip hop
Length68:42
LabelRoc-A-Fella, Def Jam
ProducerKanye West (also exec.), Jeff Bhasker, Bink, DJ Frank E, Emile, Jay-Z (exec.), Kyambo Joshua (exec.), L.A. Reid (exec.), Lex Luger, Mike Caren, Mike Dean, No I.D., Gee Roberson (exec.), The RZA, S1
Kanye West chronology
'VH1 Storytellers
(2010)
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 'Watch the Throne
(2011)

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American rapper Kanye West. The album was released on November 22, 2010. The album peaked at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart, US Billboard 200, US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and US Billboard Rap Albums. Music critics gave it very good reviews. Pitchfork gave it ten out of ten.[1] It won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.[2] In 2012 Rolling Stone magazine put the album at number 353 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The making of the album came after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. During Taylor Swift's speech for Best Female Video, West wikt:interrupted to say Beyoncé should have won the award. After the incident, West went to Hawaii to rest from stress. Most of the songs were created during this time.

Singles[change | change source]

Four singles were released from the album. The first single "Power" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Dark Fantasy"  
4:40
2. "Gorgeous" (featuring Kid Cudi and Raekwon)
  • West
  • No I.D.
  • Dean
5:57
3. "POWER"  
4:52
4. "All of the Lights (Interlude)"     1:02
5. "All of the Lights"  
  • West
  • Bhasker[b]
4:59
6. "Monster" (featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
6:18
7. "So Appalled" (featuring Swizz Beatz, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Cyhi the Prynce and RZA)
  • West
  • No I.D.
  • Dean[b]
6:38
8. "Devil in a New Dress" (featuring Rick Ross)
5:52
9. "Runaway" (featuring Pusha T)
9:08
10. "Hell of a Life"  
  • West
  • Caren[b]
  • No I.D.[b]
  • Dean[b]
5:27
11. "Blame Game" (featuring John Legend)
7:49
12. "Lost in the World" (featuring Bon Iver)
  • West
  • Bhasker[b]
4:16
13. "Who Will Survive in America"  
  • West
  • Bhasker
  • Scott-Heron
  • West
  • Bhasker[b]
1:38
Notes and sample credits[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". Pitchfork.
  2. https://www.webcitation.org/65QZIsYzM
  3. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Media notes). Kanye West. Roc-A-Fella Records. 2010.CS1 maint: others (link)