Released: October 2010

Post-VMAgate, Kanye was the monster, or as he put it on ‘My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy’, “The abomination of Obama’s nation,” and whilst his verse was good, it was star turns from Jay-Z (channeling his world-weary hip hop legend who just needed a cuddle) and Nicki Minaj (a show stealing turn from the heir apparent who was battling herself as much as the haterz) that took this track over the edge. Boisterous as it was reflective and revealing, this was an anthem for all the outsiders but also all the multi-millionaire rappers and their devil may care attitudes. (PE)

 
 

Like Kanye West? You might also like...

 

Artist/Album artwork images hosted by Last.fm. For copyright enquiries please see here.

 

Latest Kanye West News

Lorde reveals Kanye West rework of 'Hunger Games' song 'Flicker' – listen

Lorde reveals Kanye West rework of 'Hunger Games' song 'Flicker' – listen

Track is lifted from soundtrack to 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

Early demo of Kanye West track 'New Slaves' released by producer Benjamin Bronfman – listen

Origins of 'Yeezus' track revealed

  • Oct 27, 2014

Kanye West produces new Tyga track '40 Mill' - listen

It follows on from recent beats produced for Rick Ross, Big Sean and Pusha T

  • Oct 15, 2014

More Kanye West News

 

More Kanye West Reviews

Kanye West - 'Yeezus'

Kanye West - 'Yeezus'

Yeezy is back with one of the best records of the year, and he’s more controversial, contradictory and powerful than ever

  • Jul 2, 2013

Kanye West - 'Untitled'

Yeezus Christ is risen

  • May 22, 2013

Kanye West's Good Music - 'Cruel Summer'

Kanye and co are back and the good news is he's as tormented as ever

  • Sep 21, 2012

More Kanye West Reviews

 
 
 
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM