Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has officially announced the completion of his long-awaited album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Sending a snapshot of his album to Twitter, West informed fans he had reached the project’s completion.
Kanye West is raising a toast to the engineers and mixers. His fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a wrap. Yeezy tweeted, “We finally done! Toast!” along with a TwitPic of the CD. The tracklisting appears to be more or less the same as the one that was previously posted on iTunes, with a few exceptions. (Rap-Up)
An initial tracklisting for the album landed online last weekend.
1. Dark Fantasy 2. Gorgeous (feat. Kid Cudi & Raekwon) 3. POWER 4. All of the Lights 5. Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver) 6. So Appalled (feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz & The RZA) 7. Devil In a New Dress 8. Runaway (feat. Pusha T) 9. Hell of a Life 10. Blame Game (feat. John Legend & Pusha T) 11. Lost In the World 12. See Me Now (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
Ye recently said he enlisted the assistance of producers like RZA and Q-Tip to create a “throwback” feel for the LP.
“I wanted to take it back to the essence, like the soulful people who brought knowledge–like RZA and Q-Tip. At a certain point, you need to find a better way to do it; it’s like people [inbasketball] who dunk and hurt their wrist and come down on their knees too hard. Your knee’s gonna give out at a certain point. Some of my social and public-persona knees are starting to give out. I still want to run the games. I’ve just got to not get kicked up quite as hard.” (Vanity Fair)
Last month, Q-Tip discussed West’s state of mind in approaching the upcoming solo project.
“This album is, in a good way, going backwards. He’s such anartist. He knows exactly what he’s doing. When he did [808s & Heartbreaks] that was such a departure from College Dropout. But now he’s stepping backwards so this album will be more of a sonic extension of College Dropout and Graduation but he’s doing it with a new attitude. He’s looking forward but reaching back, which is interesting. It’s a calculated toe in yesterday’s water if that makes any sense at all (laughs).” (XXL Mag)
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is scheduled to drop Monday, November 22nd.
Check out a recent Kanye West interview below: