GQ Calls Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy The Best Album Of The 21st Century

GQ recently revealed their 21 best albums of the 21st Century that includes some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and R&B. The man at the top of their list may be no surprise, but the album of choice could be. Selecting Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as the best of the best, GQ notes their belief that this album had the all of the qualities of every Kanye album rolled into one.

“It could’ve been any one of the seven albums West released this century, as fascinating a catalog of celebrity, triumph, love, loss, terrible puns, pretty decent puns, that was ever fucking put together by a single artist. MBDTF was just the record where he talked about all those things at once—a portrait of a man seizing the spotlight, drowning in it, and then somehow finding a way to turn that harrowing experience into art. Anybody who wants to be famous or make music for a living—or do both at the same time—should be forced to listen to MBDTF first. The rest of us are free to enjoy it for the bloody, hard-won, titanic achievement that it is.”

Mr. West wasn’t the only Hip-Hop artist represented as the magazine listed projects including Outkast’s Stankonia, D’Angelo’s Voodoo, Ghostface Killah’s Supreme Clientele, and Jay-Z’s The Blueprint.

If you had to compile your own list, who and what would crack your top 21?

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