Saturday, March 8, 2014

Kanye West - "All Of The Lights" - Song of the Day [3/8/2014]

In 2007 when Graduation dropped, Kanye West instantly went from rap-star to pop-star. It took him only three albums to accomplish what Jay Z did in six. While Late Registration was arguably Kanye's best lyrical work, Graduation was overall a masterpiece in artistry. And because of that, a lot of the hip-hop scene thought that he could only go down from there. They thought he was at his peak, will be plateauing for a while, and will eventually fade away. Well, we all know that is not even close to what happened. After a series of very unfortunate events (including 808s & Heartbreak) concluding with the infamous Taylor Swift incident, Kanye took a self imposed exile to Hawaii; where he would proclaim that he is going to compose the best musical work the world has ever heard. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was a cinematic masterpiece. With a sea of orchestral elements fusing effortlessly with signature Kanye percussion, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy changed the face of music forever. The most upbeat dance tune on the LP is All Of The Lights, which tells us in the most over the top way possible that celebrity life is nothing like what we personify it to be. It's actually way more extreme. Produced by Jeff Bhasker and Kanye, the tune contains elements of drum n bass, big band production, and symphonic melodies. It's probably been a while since you've heard this in detail.
Watch the insanely trippy music video...then watch it again.


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