Saturday, 18 December 2010
TOP 10 ARTISTS OF 2010: #3 KANYE WEST
Now that's how you rebound. Chi-towns finest MC Kanye West took the ball like Dennis Rodman and the game like Mike Jordan. Not that his last album '808's & Heartbreak' was bad (it was great in fact) but after his darkest days and hate from the nation over country star Taylor Swift Kanye had a lot of work to do. So he got to it. They say nothing comes for free but Kanye unloaded and uploaded a free download for fans every week until the release of his album. Kanye called it G.O.O.D Fridays and they where more than that. With an A list of hip-hop talent each week Kanye made the most if superfriends new and old from Jay-Z to Pusha T. 'Ye dropped great tracks like 'The Joy' and 'Lord, Lord, Lord', which are better than most artists album tracks. Still the anticipation and controversy for 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' was enormous and the album itself? Bigger than that, from a 'Gorgeous' first impression to a 'Monster' collaboration Kanye gave us beautiful reality with every twist. With more beats and lyrics from the vault Kanye gave us another classic for the record books. West has even given us a Christmas present with the Dipset, collabo download 'Christmas In Harlem'. The straight fire track is a real Winter warmer from the hottest act of the year. TIM DAVID HARVEY.