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’10 Best Albums: #1 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Only in a dream could an album thread surrealism and reality. But that’s what Kanye West did on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Like a modern-day Salvador Dalí, Yeezy’s imagination serves as a palette for lucid production and arrangement. Whimsical charm navigates “Dark Fantasy” while hand claps channel his “Power”. ‘Ye doesn’t mind sharing the wealth on MBDTF though. He invites Rihanna and 10 others to  “All Of The Lights”, lets Jay-Z double dip on “Monster” and “So Appalled”, and […]

’10 Best Albums: #2 Rick Ross Teflon Don

Rick Ross remained impervious with his fourth studio album, Teflon Don. He pulled out the big guns and recruited folks like Jay-Z (“Free Mason”) and Kanye West (“Live Fast, Die Young”) to help manifest his street dreams. He showed modesty on “I’m Not A Star” and wrestled with vulnerability on “Tears Of Joy”. On the production tip, The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League steer “Maybach Music III” and “Aston Martin Music”. DJ Clark Kent and The Remedy elevate “Super High” while Lex Luger’s […]