A few years ago, Kanye West was working with a local radio station to produce his own rap song, and it turned out that he’d done some work on the beats, too.
As Kanye told Rolling Stone: “I had been working with my team and my engineers on beats and production on the album, and we were trying to find ways to make them look like their own.”
As it turns out, West had made a few samples of his own to give to the station.
But he was worried that they would sound fake and derivative.
So he decided to record the entire process, starting from scratch, and give them a voice.
That’s how the song “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” came to be.
A quick tour of the song’s source material will give you an idea of what you’re in for when you hear the album’s title track, but the real story begins in the video below.
“My beautiful dark twisted fantasy” is the story of the storytellers, the songs, and the beats—in short, what it means to be a rapper.
In the video, West is seen in a hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee, listening to a DJ, DJ Khaled, on an old vinyl record.
(He’s not in the room, as this is the DJ who’s playing a remix of the track’s original.)
West is the first rapper on the record, which has been in the works for some time.
“I’m just sitting there listening to this music,” West tells the DJ.
“It’s really dope to me, to be honest.”
As West plays through his playlist of beats and sample-based samples, the music starts to take on a more complex, organic feel.
As he continues to play the music, he finds himself singing along, in a different style from the one he was working on earlier.
“That’s why it took so long to get this music out,” West says, as the DJ begins to play another song.
“And when I do, it feels like I’m on a plane.
Like, ‘Wow, this is incredible.
It’s all new.'”
West has always loved the sound of a beat, and in the early days of his career, he was using a beat-maker like DJ Yella and some of his other artists.
But after the release of his album The Life of Pablo in 2016, he started to explore different ways of recording and playing the beats that he loved.
“The first song I ever made, I started recording, like, ’cause I was trying to get my own records out,” he says.
“At that point, I was like, I’m going to make this my own.”
West has also experimented with different types of samples.
He uses them on his single “I Feel It Coming,” as well as on his collaborative project with the rapper, Migos.
But West is definitely not the first person to experiment with different samples in his music.
After the release a few years back of his debut album 808s and Heartbreak, West told Rolling Ball he’d been playing his own beats and samples on songs by fellow producers like Rick Ross and Nas.
And then, in 2018, he recorded a song with Kanye, Kanye’s longtime collaborator and fellow producer, Lil Wayne.
“Kanye told me that he liked the beat that I did,” West told the magazine.
“So I played the beat and he was like ‘Oh, you’ve got a good beat.’
So he was in love with it.
That was it.”
West recorded the track with Lil Wayne and Migos in Los Angeles in 2018.
They recorded it in a house in the Hollywood Hills.
“A lot of times, you know, when you’re doing beats, you get a sample of the beat,” West explained to Rolling Ball.
“Then you go through a process of remixing it, and you get different samples, and then you add a different vocal, and a different instrumentation, and that’s what you do.”
West told Billboard that he had a “bunch of samples,” and the two of them made a whole song out of them.
“We actually recorded this song, I think, over the course of two or three days,” West said.
“For us, it was a really big process.”
West went back and listened to the samples and was surprised at how well they sounded.
“If it was the same thing that I had been playing for the last couple years, I would have done it differently,” he told Billboard.
“But it’s just so good.
I’m really happy with it.”
While West is known for experimenting with different ways to create and release music, his most recent album, The Life Of Pablo, has been a huge success.
In 2017, the album sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.
He said that, with his album, he’s trying to “bring back some of the vibes