It is not an overstatement to say that Kanye West is one of the most accomplished artists in modern age Hip Hop music. Not only has he shown his mettle with his creativity in music and rap, but he has also managed to pull off a signature fashion statement of himself. With seven successful albums under his belt, he is on a rampage to give a tough time to other artists in his league. Here, we will be focusing on ten of the best songs that Kanye has come up with.

10. Through the Wire

Album: The College Dropout

With “Through the Wire”, Yeezy did manage to give himself the important recognition and acclaim. This song came out on the scene in 2003 and had comprehensive backing by the already famous Jay-Z. It was the success of this first single from his debut album that actually gave the much needed kick start. In this number, Kanye recalls the time spent right after a fatal car accident that he had a year back. He talks about how he survived the time when his mouth was shut with a wire that was needed to heal his jaw.

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9. Jesus Walks

Album: The College Dropout

We all know how Kanye West has always been to extremes with experimentation. But pulling off a modern day gospel with rap music is one of his finest works. With “Jesus Walks”, he introduced a heavy bass line followed by a peculiar insistent drum roll. Also, using the samples from ARC Choir’s “Walk With Me”, Yeezy pulls off this number with perfection.

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8. Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix) Feat. Jay-Z

Album: Late Registration

Kanye’s second coming was also a blast, thanks to this awesome number. With Diamonds from Sierra Leone, Yeezy made sure people took him seriously. And to add to his seriousness, he added the finesse of Jay-Z. Rapping with one of hip hop’s greatest, the duo discussed the way Roc-A-Fella dynasty ended. The song had some hard hitting verses such as: “People lined up to see the Titanic sinking; we rose from the ash like a Phoenix”.

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7. Gold Digger Feat. Jamie Foxx

Album: Late Registration

By 2005, Kanye had evolved substantially. He was no longer merely an in house producer working for Roc-A-fella. It was time to sing big number such as Gold Digger. Ye had become a star in his own right, calling in favors from superstar friends like Jamie Foxx. This track turned out to be a massive hit and with the added theatric of Mr. Foxx, it was just a recipe that simply couldn’t go wrong! In our opinion, with Gold Digger, Yeezy entered the elite league.

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6. Heard Em Say Feat. Adam Levigne

Album: Late Registration

One of the good things of a rising artist is that they are still very much honest to their music. While Yeezy was always on a rise, he stuck to his emotions with “Heard Em Say”. With the addition of Adam Levigne’s signature vocals, there was a certain feel of melancholy to the song. Talking of the woes of hood life is not an easy topic to touch; but Kanye manages to do that effortlessly. We love the verses: “Where I’m from the dope boys is the rock stars; but they can’t cop cars without seeing cop cars.”

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5. Flashing Lights Feat. Dwele

Album: Graduation

The third LP by Kanye, “Graduation”, was full of surprises and by this time the fans have also started anticipating them. One of the best surprises was “Flashing Lights”. Yeezy is definitely the guy who actually made rap music fun once again, after a few years of drought. Featuring the electronic vibes, West managed to bring down the awesome bass lines and all of this complimented his honey coated vocals that seem to smoothly make love to your ear drums!

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4. Big Brother

Album: Graduation

By 2007, we had witnessed ample maturation in Kanye. We see how he appreciates whatever Jay-Z has helped him with in “Big Brother. This ode is quite a hard hitting one from the album titled Graduation. The song also made strong use of the musical genius of Atlanta’s DJ Toomp. You will get to experience Yeezy at his humblest in this massive hit number.

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3. Love Lockdown

Album: 808’s & Heartbreak

Here is hardly any other hip hop song that has been so successful over the radio waves. With one of the catchiest tunes ever, “Love Lockdown is a number that is designed to be a hit. There is a lot of emotion expressed in 808’s & Heartbreak, since the album came after Yeezy lost his mother due to cosmetic surgery complications. His breakup with fiancée added to the hurt and all of the pressure of coping up with the public brought his most honest emotions to light. The Auto Tune vocals work brilliantly.

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2. Niggas in Paris

Album: Watch the Throne

The year 2011 saw a direct alliance of Kanye and Jay-Z. Watch the Throne is all about the two emcees joining forces. We see how they both creatively collaborate in this album and “Niggas in Paris” is the pinnacle of this alliance. From the innovative music composition to the coolest-ever-rap by Jay, the song is a lethal hit that people simply can’t get enough. You will sometimes think Jay stole the track from Yeezy – but then again, he deliberately balanced it with his mentor to come up with this fantastic song.

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1. Mercy Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chains

Album: Cruel Summer

The latest is the best! That’s what defines Kanye’s career, which is improving every moment. “Mercy” is a track that acknowledges all the crew of Kanye and their efforts. The star also discusses all the blessings that he has. Taking out some really old samples from Dancehall’s Super Beagle, the track does show exactly why Kanye is one of the best new-age hip hop MCs out there. And to top it all, there is rap section by Pusha T, with verses such as: “All she want is some heel money; All she need is some bill money.”

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Let us see where Kanye takes his fan base to with his upcoming albums and songs. One thing is for sure – it will be fresh, fun and with great entertainment value. Do share with us what you think of this list.