"Now, this would be a beautiful death."
That's how Kanye West portrays his triumphal moment on "Power," the most exhilarating, witty, and necessarily bombastic track of his career -- and the turning point of his fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He ascends the throne of not just music, but the entire cultural realm, his narcissism riding surly shotgun as he relishes the riches, veneration, and, yeah, the "light-skinned girls and some Kelly Rowlands" afforded by such a position -- call it the Michael Jackson Memorial Chair of Pop Primacy. But no matter how stupendous the feeling (and if you've cranked the song's hurtling tribal refrain, you know), eventually the clout he craves feels like an abuse of power. And the chain around his neck becomes heavy as Horus. Continued HERE