Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Gabe Thomas, Staff Writer

Kanye West did it. He finally did it. Almost 400 days after the announcement of his 9th studio album “Yhandi,” he released the album under a different name. The album that came out is titled “Jesus is King,” an album with no foul language which centers around Kanye’s new faith.

The main thing that stuck out to me while listening to this album was the production. Kanye has always been known for his production, and it stands out on “Jesus is King” due to the lack of lyricism he has had in his previous albums.

A standout song on the album is “Selah.” This track involves Kanye rapping about his faith and then his Sunday Service Church Choir belting “Hallelujah” while a pounding drum beat plays in the background. This song is beautiful because of the church choir. It really adds a touching moment to this song.

The other standout song is “Use This Gospel,” because Kanye takes a backseat to the rap group Clipse, and surprisingly Kenny G. On the song, Kanye sings the chorus and the two rappers in Clipse, Pusha T and No Malice, both have a verse relating to God. Then out of the blue, Kenny G has a smooth saxophone solo. The Kenny G solo is easily the best part of the song and the album.

The one complaint I have with this album is the runtime. Clocking in at under 30 minutes, I cannot help but wish for more.

Other than that, it is a good Kanye album and a top 5 album of the year for me.

Overall: 8.7/10