Song: "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (2005)
Album: Late Registration

"Diamonds" was Kanye West's iridescent move to the radical, the widescreen, towards cinematic blockbuster rap music. And the opening line, the stylish Vegas acid trip, proposed a world not gritty and real, but escapist, and one only Kanye West could imagine: the blending of the psychedelic, hedonistic, and purely blinged out.