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No one man should have all that power!

"Let's have a toast for the douchebags
Let's have a toast for the assholes
Let's have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them I know"

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is Hip-Hop messiah Kanye West's fifth album, released on 22 November 2010. The album was initially planned as a continuation of his College Trilogy (The College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation) to be named Good-Ass Job, but the concept was eventually discarded.

The album was recorded across 2009 and 2010 primarily at Avex Recording Studio in Honolulu, where Kanye block-booked the three session rooms indefinitely and worked practically around the clock, with additional sessions at Electric Lady Studios and Platinum Sound Recording in New York and Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, with the help of a Serial Escalation Long List of rappers, producers, singers, engineers, and session musicians (more than ninety!).

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy received rave reviews, being ranked as one of the best albums of 2010 and of all time, with individual songs like "All of the Lights", "Runaway", "Power", and "Monster" taking equally high positions in song rankings.


Critics applauded the album's musical ranges, production, and thematic material, and the album won three Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album, as well as Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("All of the Lights"). However, there was mass controversy over the album not being nominated for Album of the Year alongside Watch the Throne (Kanye's collab album with Jay-Z), which many felt was an Award Snub. Kanye has stated that this was his own doing due to releasing the two albums in the same year.

The album was listed at #353 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.



  1. "Dark Fantasy"
  2. "Gorgeous"
  3. "Power"
  4. "All of the Lights" (Interlude)
  5. "All of the Lights"
  6. "Monster"
  7. "So Appalled"
  8. "Devil in a New Dress"
  9. "Runaway"
  10. "Hell of a Life"
  11. "Blame Game"
  12. "Lost in the World"
  13. "Who Will Survive in America?"

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