Date: November 2010

Kanye West’s latest masterpiece repositioned himself back in hip-hop’s good graces. Two tracks—“Runaway” and “So Appalled”—finds Pusha rapping some of his best verses. “Runaway” was the album's emotional centerpiece, which found a perfect balance with Pusha’s sneering vocals. On “So Appalled,” hip-hop heads were rewarded with an all-star cypher that included some of ‘Ye’s closest friends. Of course, this only motivated P to spit his edgiest verse yet.