WVAU’s #1 Song of the Year: "Ultralight Beam by Kanye West

Skylar Tucker

This is the opening track to Kanye West‰’s seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, and it serves as a sample for what one can expect for the rest of the album ‰ÛÒ a rapper reflecting on life through a God-fearing lens that seems so deeply rooted within him it may be impossible to remove. We got the first taste of this from “Jesus Walks‰Û, a track from Kanye‰’s first studio album, The College Dropout. With this song, West has brought the re-up and it feels good like Sunday morning service. Hidden features from his talented and faithful peers, Chance The Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, and The-Dream, are the perfect pieces to this soulful arrangement. In this union of rap and gospel music, West has created a songful prayer for both the saved and the yet to be saved.