Gorgeous

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Chicago rapper Kanye West's fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The song features Kid Cudi and Raekwon.
  • Cudi told MTV News how he overheard the song's beat when he was hanging around the studio one day. "'Gorgeous' was one of those records that, as soon as I heard the beat, I was like, 'Man, this is the one. This is that "This Can't Be Life" Kanye beat,'" he recalled, referencing the 'West-produced Jay-Z track." 'This is that classic 'Ye beat. I want to be on this.' I came up to him, and I was like, 'Man, are you working on this record? Are you working on this beat?' He goes, 'Yeah... do you got an idea for it?' I was like, 'Yeah, I might.' I didn't. I was lying like a mother----er. I was like, 'Yeah, man, I want to get on this joint.'"
  • Cudi had previously recorded with West on several previous occasions including his own hit single, Make Her Say. He told MTV News this track was put together the same way as their earlier collaborations: "Kanye throws out an idea, and he tries his best to make his part fit. That's my goal. Whatever Kanye tells me, I just try to put it in my little machine and make the perfect solution for it," Cudi said. "That's always our collab formula, and that's just how 'Gorgeous' came about. He just kind of told me what he was trying to say, I threw out some words, we rearranged words, and we came out with a bunch of different options before we come up with the hook."

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