Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” vs. “Flashing Lights” – Vote for the Best Song
When it comes to hip-hop in 2016, Kanye West has been dominating the conversation. Whether it’s a new album, a surprise studio collaboration, teaming up with a major brand or using Twitter as a sounding board, he continuously makes headlines for every move he makes.
Last month, Yeezy dropped his seventh solo LP, The Life of Pablo, after four title changes, edited tracklists and a seemingly endless amount of collaborators. While his road to debuting the project was quite the journey of triumphs and tribulations, the music is what matters most. To get to this point, the Chi-town MC has blessed fans with solid, standout material ranging from mixtape cuts, album singles and Grammy-winning efforts over the years.
With so many songs in this rap powerhouse’s catalog, XXL is highlighting some of the best and pitting them against each other to find out which one reigns supreme according to you, the fans. We started out with 32 tracks, selected from his seven albums, to compete. Round one in the bracket competition has ended and now we're on to round two. "Jesus Walks" and "Flashing Lights" are the next songs facing off in the bracket.
“Jesus Walks” is undoubtedly one of the most famous Kanye songs of all time. The fourth single off of his debut album, The College Dropout, peaked at No. 11 on theBillboard Hot 100. The track won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and was nominated for Song of the Year.
“Flashing Lights” also appeared on ‘Ye’s third album. That year the song was a favorite in clubs everywhere and who can forget the spicy visual. Graduation even won Best Rap Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Now it’s time to vote. Think hard and place your vote in the poll below for your favorite song: Kanye’s “Jesus Walks” or “Flashing Lights.” This round ends on March 18 so make your vote count. You can vote once per hour until the poll closes.
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