Top 10 Kanye Songs


Nothing makes Ye smile like Ye

Ashton Mineo, Reporter

Kanye West is one of the most controversial figures in all of entertainment. I believe he is drastically misunderstood, but that is neither here nor there. Despite your personal opinion on Kanye and his antics, he is arguably the greatest hip-hop artist of all time and he makes outstanding music. It was extremely hard to narrow it down to ten, but these are my top ten Kanye Songs:

10. “Homecoming” – This is one of Kanye’s greatest story telling songs, talking about his home town. My personal favorite off of Grammy winning album “Graduation”. Also a marvelous feature from Chris Martin on this track.

9. “Through The Wire” – You can’t tell Kanye’s story without this song. The song really just shows how determined Kanye was with his music and I believe this is his best song off his great debut album “The College Dropout.”

8. “Gorgeous” – Kanye delivers a great rapping performance paired with a phenomenal feature from Kid Cudi on the hook.

7. “No More Parties In LA” – Kendrick Lamar hops on this song and delivers an all-time great feature just to get out performed by Kanye later in the song. Both performances were legendary and the song really tied the theme of the album together.

6. “Violent Crimes” – This is just a beautiful song with a great purpose. 070 Shake and Kanye present the songs messages about being a man and a father with powerful performances.

5. “Saint Pablo” – Kanye produces arguably his most meaningful rap performance of his career to pair with an angelic chorus provided by Sampha.

4. “Devil In A New Dress” – Kanye utilizes an amazing sample to tell a great story along side an outstanding feature from Rick Ross.

3. “Paranoid” – This is such a smooth sounding, uplifting song with great all around production. Paranoid is an intricate piece to the most influential album in hip-hop history “808’s and Heartbreaks”.

2. “Runaway” – This is the best song off of the greatest hip-hop album in history, what more is there to see. Wonderful production is matched with meaningful lyrics.

1.  “Ghost Town” – This is my personal favorite song and it’s easy to see why. It is an absolutely beautiful song with three outstanding features from 070 Shake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Kid Cudi. Each artists pours all of their emotions into this song and it is perfect.