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Most of the songs we've heard from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy have been collaborative tracks. The scary posse cut, "Monster," features Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross; the lean "So Appalled" features super producers RZA and Swizz Beatz; and most of the other tracks feature appearances from Charlie Wilson and The Clipse's Pusha T.
In terms of collaborations, the newly leaked "All Of The Lights" is a supersize one. According to MTV News, the track features--deep breath--Rihanna, Alicia Keys, John Legend, The-Dream, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Elton John (on piano), Ryan Leslie, Charlie Wilson, Tony Williams and La Roux singer Elly Jackson.
It's kind of a dizzying situation: Rihanna handles the hook, much in the fashion of "Live Your Life." The song features some piano tinkling in the middle courtesy of Elton, a ragga-rap part by Fergie and a sort of second chorus by Alicia Keys.
For what it's worth, "All Of The Lights" is not an official G.O.O.D. Friday release from Kanye, but it's definitely worth your attention. It's is sort of like "Through The Wire," on steroids. It's beefed up, with swirling keyboards, horns and a military beat, while Kanye raps about Michael Jackson's death and going toward that light that meets you at the end. Stirring stuff!
Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is out Nov. 22.