31. Kanye West "Hell of A Life" (2010)
Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Producer: Kanye West, Mike Caren, No I.D., Mike Dean
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
It’s safe to say that once you cross the threshold from average person to international superstar, you start to encounter some weird shit. Things you could only imagine in your wildest dreams are now a reality. Porn stars, drugs, fast cars, orgies—rap superstars are faced with these temptations on a daily basis. So what if they indulge? Haven’t they earned it?
On “Hell Of A Life” Kanye takes us on a spaced-out journey to a world where excess is the norm—a world most of us will never encounter. It’s a place where you have no issues jumping the broom with a porn star and then copping a house in the hills. 808s & Heartbreak found Kanye struggling with this new life, but on MBDTF he was embracing it. This is the life he chose, and he’s going to live it to the fullest. Who are you to judge? You only do it with the lights off.