My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


Rick Ross Got Extremely High With Bon Iver and Had No Idea Who He Was

"This hippy motherfucker ended up being Justin Vernon of the band Bon Iver."
Drew Schwartz
Predictive Text Reviews

We Had an iPhone's Predictive Text Review Kanye West's Albums

Because honestly, who cares enough to write about him anymore?
Dan Ozzi
Noisey News

Nicki Minaj Had to Persuade Kanye West to Keep "Monster" on His Album

How different things might have been...
Lauren O'Neill
Holy Shit

Apparently the Original Version of Kanye’s “Runaway” Was 20 Minutes Long

A former Def Jam intern says he witnessed Ye make everyone listen to 'MBDTF' in a suit.
Lawrence Burney
Holy Shit

Aziz Ansari Saw Kanye Play 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' For a Delivery Guy Before It Dropped

The actor and comedian shared some wild stories during his time on 'The Bill Simmons Podcast.'
Lawrence Burney

An Answer to One of Life's Greatest Questions: Is Kanye West a Genius or an Asshole?

Since the 90s, the 'advanced genius theory' has been used to analyse Lou Reed, David Bowie, Kiss and more. What does it say about Kanye West?
Ryan Bassil

The Definitive Kanye West Album Rankings: A Roundtable

Let's settle this argument once and for all.
Noisey Staff
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

Lost in the World: How Kanye West Helped Me Stare Down Depression

Kanye West didn’t save my life, but when I decided to save my own it felt like he was there to thank me for doing it.
John Hill

Kanye West's Perfect Imperfections: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at Five

Kanye West's glorious racket shifted the way we talk about black music.
Craig Jenkins

Revisiting the Radical Black Fever Dream of Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'

Systemic oppression exists by dehumanizing the pieces that don't fit. But what better proof is there of our humanity, that we're alive, than our ability to dream? Five years ago, on MBDTF, West dreamed bigger than most.
Brian Josephs
Remembering Things

How Kanye West's 'Late Registration' Turned a College Dropout into a Superstar

Ten years after it came out, it's clear 'Late Registration' is the foundation for latter day maximalist Kanye works. Might it even be his best album?
Craig Jenkins
Longreads Or Whatever

Kanye West: Portrait of the Monster as a Young Masterpiece

Read an excerpt from the 33 1/3 series entry on 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,' by Kirk Walker Graves.
Kirk Walker Graves