A nod to a Christian re-awakening or a cry for help? It’s never easy to tell what truly goes on inside the mind of mercurial superstar Kanye West, but one thing that is certain is that he’s found his next obsession; and luckily he could’ve picked a worse one than devotion to faith.
The dystopian world Kanye sees through his own eyes is illustrated gloriously on this album and helps us understand his frustrations and aggressions, it is probably why the album structure seems so bizarre and outlandish as it mixes without prior warning from harmonic choral vocals to ear-splitting avant-rap.
The balance Kanye manages to strike up between being fun and commercial as well as culturally important is staggering, he becomes as much of a prophet as he does a superstar.
Released in November of 2010, it proved to the world that Kanye was untouchable, he was an artist to end all artists and the king of kings in the music business.