music album review · the raw verdict

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [ALBUM REVIEW]

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(first impression album review)

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

by Kanye West


Rating 9/10, (maybe even a higher rating, I got to listen to it more) 🙂


Quite Classic Hip Hop Album…Loved it…

Kanye put in the quality production, instrumental additions and gave off a very passionate feel and personal touch.  The song layout is quite smoothing into each other.


He starts of Crazy and Dark, then moves in to Instrumental and classic Hip Hop, then into Lyrical Mastery with his guest features, then gets very personal and Insightful, then into Comical and Funky, then ends off Powerful and Strong…


My Favorite tracks are:

Gorgeous” (featuring Kid Cudi & Raekwon),  <—(Kid Cudi is the Effin Dude)

Hell of a Life”   <—-(this sh*t is so dope, the beat is CRAZY!!!)

Blame Game” (featuring John Legend) <—-(quite comical, feats. CHRIS ROCK)


and of course you not messing with these BANGERS

All of the Lights” / “Monster” / “So Appalled


This is “The Raw Verdict” Music Album review by Richardo Wilson

– Make sure you go out and support HIP HOP, if you digging music.


BONUS: Album Info

Released: November 22, 2010

Recorded: 2008–2010(Diamond Head, Hawaii)

Genre: Hip hop

Length: 68:36

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Producer: Kanye West (also exec.)No I.D., RZA, Q-Tip, DJ Premier,DJ Toomp, S1, Swizz Beatz, Bink,Justin Vernon, Lex Luger


Track listing



1. “Dark Fantasy”     4:40

2. “Gorgeous” (featuring Kid Cudi & Raekwon)   5:57

3. “Power” (featuring Dwele) S1, Kanye West 4:52

4. “All of the Lights” (Interlude)   1:02

5. “All of the Lights”     4:59

6. “Monster” (featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver) Kanye West, DJ Premier 6:18

7. “So Appalled” (featuring Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce, Swizz Beatz & RZA)   6:38

8. “Devil in a New Dress”   Bink 5:52

9. “Runaway” (featuring Pusha T) Kanye West 9:08

10. “Hell of a Life”     5:27

11. “Blame Game” (featuring John Legend)   7:49

12. “Lost in the World” (featuring Bon Iver)   4:16

13. “Who Will Survive in America”     1:38


fitness · gym · In The Gym Today

In The Gym Today – The Basic Warm Up [Workout and Fitness]

Welcome to the Healthy Lifestyle with In The Gym Today,
November 8, 2010


Working out and eating right is not just something you do to lose weight or recover from a injury, but it is a lifestyle to participant in and keep on working on.

I started In The Gym Today in an attempt to track my progression of fitness, health, and wellness throughout living my life, and I just want to share with the world and hear feedback and opinions and accomplishment from others as well as create some myself.  So read on and join in on the fun.

Today in the gym: November 8, 2010

Today is a light day for me in the gym, pretty much did an hour workout.  Starting at :7:30 am and ending at 8:40 am.  I am do better workouts and my energize hitting the gym early in the morning, so I run over to Bally Total Fitness get my workout in and then start my day.

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De-Briefing: While I am still injured from a on-going issue with my left shoulder and chest, I am unable to use my left arm to full capacity.  I can’t take any amount of pressure on it.  I must give this checkout ASAP for it not helping me reach my target performance workouts and aid in my weight lost and gains.  Certainly affects me working when lifting heavy things.  So while I am laying of any upper body workouts, I am trying to better exercises to start developing and building my legs, quads, abs and I guess everything lower body until the upper body back to normal.

Today is just my intro so its quite short.

Things I did today:

Light Warm up: 5 mins (stretches, jumping, jogging)

10 reps

Ab Crunches on Exercise Ball
25 reps

Running in circle with (Member Class Area)
6 mins

45 sec

Crunches (using exercise ball)
60  reps

Manual Bike (standing and sitting every 1-2 min internal)
*heavy tension standing, moderate when seated.
6 mins

Cool Down Exercises
3 mins

Stay Tuned to In The Gym Today, as I give tips, share results and make gains towards a healthy lifestyle.

Your GYM Ninja and Yogurt Lover
Richardo Wilson