"She find pictures in my e-mail/
I sent this bitch a picture of my dick/
I don't know what it is with females/
But I'm not too good with that shit/
See, I could have me a good girl/
And still be addicted to them hoodrats/
And I just blame everything on you/
At least you know that's what I'm good at"


After being shunned by the media after Swiftgate, Kanye West was in a creative dark space while recording My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. But he put all his feelings on wax, not only taking himself to task but looking at his past relationships. His first verse for "Runaway" perfectly encapsulated that sentiment. From deceit to his internal struggle for control, 'Ye pulled a "man in the mirror" move that asked not forgiveness but understanding. This somber moment of self-realization was one of many scattered throughout his 2010 opus. —Edwin Ortiz