Hip hop wasn’t ready.
In 2004, hip hop was just getting ever its “sexy ecstasy era,” says Questlove in the Series Premiere of Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America. Meanwhile, Kanye West was “just another rapper trying to find his voice.”
And then came “Jesus Walks,” and hip hop wouldn’t be the same.
Gospel on a hip hop record? It was a sound Kanye had to dare DJ’s to play.
Discover the creation of one of the most game-changing songs of the new millennium, with the songwriters, producers, managers and people closest to Kanye West and his music, from his early beginnings in Chicago to mega-stardom.
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