I’ll Fly Away is a gospel hymn written by Albert E. Brumley in 1929. Widely referred to as the most recorded gospel song in history its lyrics refer to one day flying to Heaven after passing away to meet God when you’re life has come to an end. While it appears on The College Dropout it is not actually sung by Kanye. The piano is played by Ervin Pope and the vocals are provided by Tony Williams and Deray. Here’s some more background to the famous hymn.