Kanye West’s 5th album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ was the culmination of a year in exile after interrupting Taylor Swift during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

The project was immediately welcome with critical acclaim and featured standout verses from Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Raekwon, JAY-Z and many more. Ye also included a slew of producers, notably RZA, MIKE DEAN, Pete Rock and others. The album remains one of the brightest spots in Kanye’s 20 year career. Watch the video for background on how it saved his career.