It’s been almost 10 years since Kanye West’s “Runaway” was in the Billboard Top 40. While it’s difficult for music fans to reconcile who Kanye is today with the Hennessy-sippin’, mic-snatching person he was in 2010, his mark on Hip Hop and music is undeniable. Billboard published their staff picks for the 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s and Ye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was declared Best Album of the Decade.
Since MBDTF dropped on November 22, 2010, it’s been hailed as a masterpiece and received nearly perfect reviews. The album, Kanye’s fifth studio release, gave fans a more developed exploration of the experimental sound introduced on his 2008 release 808’s and Heartbreaks.
MBDTF beat out several notable projects released since 2010. Billboard listed the album ahead of Beyonce’s Lemonade which came in at No. 2 and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, which came in at No. 5 . Other albums on the list include Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap, Anti by Rihanna and DS2 by Future. Other Hip Hop acts such as Drake, Solange and Frank Ocean also made the cut.