My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album

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About My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on November 22, 2010, through Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. Following a period of public and legal controversy, West retreated to a self-imposed exile in Hawaii in 2009. There, he worked on the album in a communal recording environment involving numerous contributing musicians and producers. The recording sessions featured guest appearances from: Bon Iver, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, and Raekwon, among others. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was recorded in sessions at Avex Recording Studio in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional recording took place at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California, and at Electric Lady Studios and Platinum Sound Recording Studios in New York City. It was produced mainly by West, along with a variety of high-profile producers such as: Mike Dean, No I. D., Jeff Bhasker, RZA, S1, Bink, and DJ Frank E. Music journalists have noted the album features a maximalist aesthetic and opulent production quality with elements of West's previous works, including soul, baroque, electro, and symphonic styles, as well as progressive rock influences. Thematically, the content explores West's status as a celebrity, consumer culture, race, and the idealism of the American Dream. 


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2010

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