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Today, November 22nd, marks the 6th anniversary of Kanye West’s legendary album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. This was Yeezy’s 5th studio album, it changed the norm for hip-hop music, and raised the bar for music in general by debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The 13-track album murdered the game since every one of the songs were individual hits. Not to mention a more than impressive features list to go along with it. Jay Z, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz and more graced the tracks on the epic album. Even Chris Rock made an appearance on “Blame Game” to help give birth to the iconic phrase “Yeezy taught me”.
To go along with these tracks Kanye also dropped a game changing visual with the album. Although the over 34 minute visual is technically attached to his single, “Runaway”, each song was incorporated into the video for a mini music movie. The genius and creative music video paved the way for Beyonce’s visual album, LEMONADE.
In honor of this revolutionary album’s 6 year anniversary, Pusha T reminisced on Instagram about his collaboration with Kanye West. The G.O.O.D. Music duo worked together on “Runaway” and “So Appalled”. Pusha thanked Yeezus for the opportunities that were given to him and for seeing his potential 6 years ago when the album dropped.
6 yrs ago today I was apart of one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. You invited me to Hawaii and said “pick whatever tracks you love and write to all of them.” I got greedy, I stopped going to play basketball with you every morning and proceeded to write to 8 songs on your album. U kept me on 2, “Runaway” which was your platinum single, and “So Appalled” which put me on a song with you, Hov, Cyhi, Swizz, and produced by Rza. Thinking back on it, it really was all a set up. You were setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as. So on the 6th anniversary of MBDTF and as the President of your label G.O.O.D. music I wanna say thanx for the endless opportunities you have brought to me. P.S. I think it’s time we all head back to Hawaii @kanyewest ::whenever you ready:: #GOOD
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Watch the full visual for Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy below.
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