Kanye West 'Jesus is King': Every Sample Used

Check out some of the old school tracks that inspired West’s new album.

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Kanye West‘s busy end of the week just got busier as he not only released his highly-anticipated album Jesus is King but he also dropped a merch line to accompany the project, activated a few pop-ups, sat down with Zane Lowe for an interview and announced an upcoming tour. With that said, most fans are still soaking in the rich gospel sounds of Jesus is King and some would be quick to wonder where West and his production team got their inspiration and samples from.

A new YouTube video from user Bandstand just dropped a quick clip detailing every sample used on the project. For the track “Follow God,” the sample used for the vocals comes from the 1974 song “Can You Lose by Following God” by Whole Truth – it was sung by Johnny Frierson and backed by Calvin and Curtis Eubanks. On “Closed on Sundays,” the eerie yet melodic strings come from “Martín Fierro” by Grupo Vocal Argentino. For “Water” a track titled “Snow Job” by Bruce Haack is used, while the uplifting song “God Is” is a speed up vocal version of Rev. James Cleveland’s own rendition of the same title melody. For “Jesus is Lord,” the uber-rich horns and pianos come from Claude Léveillée’s “Un Homme Dans La Nuit.”

Check out some of the sample clips above and the full track versions below. In other music news, check out this collab by Ski Mask the Slump God and Juice WRLD.

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