Year: 2010
Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Producer: Kanye West, Mike Dean, and Plain Pat

“Now look at what you just saw, this is what you live for/Ahhhhh! I’m a m************ monster!”

One of the weekly G.O.O.D. Friday giveaways that Kanye West unveiled in 2010, “Monster” was so freakishly great that it wound up as one of the singles for his universally acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. Although Rick Ross and Jay Z rap about bloodsuckers and Godzilla, and indie darling Bon Iver even sings the song’s foreboding intro and outro, there’s only one guest that truly steals the show on the posse cut. Over the course of dozens of bars and at least five different voices, Nicki Minaj gives a legendary performance, sounding possessed by some monstrous spirit without even having to reference The Exorcist