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With the release of his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (November 22, 2010), Kanye West strikes the right chord, once again!
(My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010)
It's been two years since fans have heard any new, official material from West; 808s & Heartbreak (2008), performed 'fairly well' on the music charts, granted it was the last album West released after the death of his mother, the late Dr. Donda West (R.I.P). Yet, Fantasy (now available for purchase on iTunes), is the much-anticipated album that -virtually- everyone has been waiting for, especially after West's much-hyped incident involving Taylor Swift, at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
(2009 MTV, VMA's)
Without overtly addressing the aforementioned controversy (and not even touching on the subject of his mom), on Fantasy, West discuses topics ranging from [him] being considered the best rapper- dead or alive (Monster), relationships and religion (Devil in a New Dress), as well as decadence and bravado (So Appalled); the album also includes guest appearances from Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Fergie, Elton John, et. al. Overall, the sound of West's latest venture (the experimental crashing of sounds; the A-list roster of collaborations; and the deep-seeded message-in-the-music), is highly-comparable to -and could be an elaborate extension of- his second studio album Late Registration (released on August 30, 2005).
(Late Registration, 2005)
Upon the album's first week of sales, it debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart (selling 496,000 copies), and has since been certified Gold and Platinum in the US; also receiving a number of industry accolades and positive reviews from music critics.
Given the translation of his own music label (G.O.O.D), via Fantasy, Mr. West is literally getting out his dreams!
(G.O.O.D Music, logo)
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