Kanye West’s “Ultra Light Beams” Features Chance The Rapper, The-Dream, Kirk Franklin & Kelly Price
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Kanye West took over Madison Square Garden today (Feb. 11) to debut his Yeezy Season 3 fashion line and the brand new album, The Life of Pablo. The very first song on the album is "Ultra Light Beams" and you can hear Kanye play the song above.
The song features Chance The Rapper, The-Dream, Kirk Franklin, and, according to Rap Genius, Kelly Price. If there's one song that embodies the "gospel" sound that Kanye said would be apparent on the album, it's this one.
Kelly Price is stunning, bringing a church vibe to the song, while The-Dream is a welcome vocalist on not only this, but a couple other tracks across The Life of Pablo. But perhaps the standout performance is from Chance The Rapper, who spits an incredible verse towards the end of the song.
Full audio of the effort has yet to surface, but a video featuring 'Ye playing it at the listening party can be watched above. The album is expected to drop at some point tomorrow (Feb. 12). Yeezy's event at MSG was stuffed with special guests, including 50 Cent, Lamar Odom, A$AP Rocky, Lil' Kim, Vic Mensa and Pusha T. Young Thug, Ian Connor and buzzing Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty were also amongst the models wearing Yeezy Season 3, as well as the goddess Naomi Campbell.
As Hot 97 radio host Ebro Darden mentioned, the album does have a little bit of everything from Kanye's musical past, and on an initial listen, there are some fantastic moments.
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