Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is practically days away from dropping a new album. Yeezy has confirmed plans to drop Jesus Is King next week.
New footage has emerged of Ye telling a crowd his follow-up to last year’s Ye is set for September 27.
Last month, reality TV star Kim Kardashian went to her Instagram Story to reveal Kanye is “this” close to dropping his new album Jesus Is King.
Prior to promising to release Yandhi last year, Kanye stayed busy in 2018 with multiple studio releases.
Last year, Kanye West released his eighth solo album ye. He also collaborated with Kid Cudi for KIDS SEE GHOSTS and produced albums for PUSHA-T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor. In September 2018, West announced that he’d release an album called Yandhi that same month. The release date was subsequently delayed and then postponed indefinitely. (Pitchfork)
Over the past few months, Mr. West has remained committed to his invite-only gospel-driven Sunday Service events.
What has kept Kanye in the news this year is his Sunday Services, livestreamed ad hoc church worship services where he covers classic songs and converts his own hits into gospel music, choir and all. At Coachella, this also involved hawking ultra-expensive Sunday Service merch, which gave the whole ordeal an unpleasant religious huckster vibe. This past week he hosted a Sunday Service in Dayton honoring the victims of the recent mass shooting there. And now, based on a tweet from Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian today, it appears he is going to keep rolling with that theme. (Stereogum)