REVIEW: Kanye West — "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (Roc-A-Fella)

Every super hero needs a theme song. And a super villain to fight against.

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This originally appeared today on TheRoot.com.  An excerpt:

There is something to music and cultural critic Marcus Dowling’s assertion that “Kanye West Is Culture.” As Dowling writes, West “drives culture because he can.” As West states in “Power,” every superhero needs a theme song. But heroes aren’t heroes just because they have superpowers or because they decide to call themselves such. Rather, every hero also needs a villain or some other opposition to overcome. Superman has Lex Luthor, Batman has the Joker and Ra’s al Ghul. Their conflict, particularly when the hero is seemingly outmatched, pushes him to discover and express his best self.

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