Speaker 1: Kanye West finally released his
oft delayed, but highly anticipated album, ‘Jesus is King.’ It’s a gospel spin, so we wanted to see what
his biggest fans thought of it. So we decided to hit the streets of New York
City to check it out. Let’s go. Do you think the album is good? Speaker 2: Yes, I do. It’s different. It’s different Kanye. Speaker 3: I like the mix of Kanye and the
gospel. It’s not too much gospel, not too much Kanye. Speaker: Out of all his albums, it’s
nowhere near the top five. Speaker 5: I do think it’s good. I don’t think it’s his best project, though. I still think ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’
is the best. Speaker 6: It’s not as bad as ‘Ye.’ Speaker 3: Good is in the eye of the beholder. Don’t forget. Speaker 7: I’ll say mid. It’s all right. Speaker 3: It’s good in a certain vibe. I’m not going to play it on my speaker and
mosh to it. Speaker 2: We got used to the rowdy, ratchet
Kanye, but now he bringing it back home. Speaker 7: It got worked too hard for something
I thought was going to be bigger than what it was. Speaker 3: But when I’m chilling on a late
night, and I want to feel… Or early morning, matter of fact, because
church-type time. Speaker 8: It’s super Sunday morning… Speaker 3: I would listen to it and empower
myself. Speaker 7: I feel like he just made it at
a point in his life when he’s thinking differently about music. The whole album to me felt like every song
was like “Jesus Walks” part two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Speaker 1: Where does the album rank amongst
his others? Speaker 2: I’m going to say top three, just
because I like the message behind it. Speaker 7: Probably the bottom out of all
of his albums. Speaker 8: Bottom. Why bottom? Speaker 8: Have you heard ‘My Beautiful Dark
Twisted Fantasy?’ Speaker 5: I say it’s better than ‘Ye.’ I think Ye’s his worst project. Speaker 6: It has that ‘Kids See Ghosts-‘type
vibe. I’d say second and last probably, yeah. Second to last. But definitely not top. Speaker 1: With ‘Ye’ being the last? Speaker 5: Yeah. Speaker 3: Aight, imma keep it a buck. At the bottom. But that’s just comparing the best to good,
but it is a very good album nonetheless. Speaker 2: You know, this is what he was all
about. He was all about Jesus Christ. To see him loop and come back around to that,
that’s fire. I don’t know what everything in between was,
but I mean, I appreciate all of Kanye’s music, if we’re going to be completely honest. Speaker 1: What is your favorite song off
the album? Speaker 7: It got to be the second one, “Selah.” I don’t even know if I’m pronouncing that
right, but that’s probably the only song that’s I’ve listened to more than once. Speaker 2: “Selah,” so far. Speaker 7: It had the beat, the track, the
bars, everything I like. Everything came together perfect. Speaker: “On God.” It kind of spoke to me. Speaker 5: On God, produced by Pierre Bourne,
my man from Queens. Speaker: For him to let Pierre keep his
tag, that was pretty nice, because Kanye don’t let a lot of people keep his tag. Speaker 5: He lives like, 15 minutes from me. So just having someone in the area of where
from where I grew up just making a fucking beat for Kanye, it was just so fire. And what Kanye was saying, that shit was just,
it was crazy. Speaker 1: What do you think about “Closed
on Sunday?” Kanye West: (singing)
Speaker 8: I’m vegetarian. Speaker 2: That’s fire. That’s a mood, though. I’m from Atlanta, so all we eat is Chick-Fil-A,
and every Sunday we’d be salty. I’d wake up and I’d just want to go to Chick-Fil-A
Sunday and I can’t have it. Speaker 5: I was at the listening party and
he played that, it was fire. I’m not even lie, everybody was going crazy. That song is hard, in my opinion. Speaker 7: I’m not a big fan of Chick-Fil-A.
I guess he added that just to add a little bit of modern entertainment to it. Speaker 6: Lowkey, it was kind of funny,
because I mean, Kanye is a serious artist, but he said that, so I was just like, “Really,
Kanye? That’s what you’re doing now?” Speaker 3: I just like the fact that he talks
about Chick-fil-A. I like chicken. I like Kanye. I like music. Nothing to complain about. Speaker 1: ‘Jesus is King’ wasn’t anyone’s favorite
Kanye project, but the love was there. Let us know what you think in the comments. I’m Jacques Morel with Genius News, bringing
you the meaning and the knowledge behind the music. Peace.