Kanye West needs to share the entire gospel, and he needs to share it quick.
During his Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, West introduced that he plans to launch a brand new album titled Jesus Is Born on Christmas. This announcement comes on what’s ostensibly the eve of the discharge of his ninth studio album, Jesus Is King, which has already been delayed twice.
“Sunday Service album, Jesus Is Born, on Christmas is coming,” West instructed Lowe. He didn’t elaborate additional on the contents of the album, permitting to followers to take a position whether or not it will likely be a studio album of latest materials, a stay album culled from his cross-country Sunday Service performances—or a figment of West’s creativeness that he impulsively shared as a result of he likes to listen to himself speak.
The latter choice appears more and more possible, given West’s, err, unflattering observe file for delivering on his guarantees. The rapper initially deliberate to launch Jesus Is King on Sept. 27 after sharing a photograph of a handwritten tracklist on his web site. That night time, West held a listening social gathering in Detroit however didn’t launch the album. West’s spouse, Kim Kardashian West, knowledgeable followers through Instagram that he was tweaking last mixes of some tracks and would as an alternative launch the album on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Sabbath got here and went—and nonetheless, Jesus Is King didn’t see the sunshine of day.
The album’s launch now appears imminent, or not less than as imminent as any long-gestating West challenge might be. Physical variations of the album are on the market on his web site, and it’s obtainable for pre-save on Spotify and Apple Music. If Jesus Is King does drop tomorrow, it’ll accompany West’s new IMAX movie of the identical title, which debuts in choose theaters tonight.
Fans will breathe a sigh of reduction if Jesus Is King does arrive on Friday, although they shouldn’t maintain their breath for its alleged follow-up to reach simply two months later. Given West’s prior launch historical past, Jesus Is Born is almost certainly a pipe dream that can languish alongside Watch the Throne 2, Yandhi, Cruel Winter, Turbo Grafx 16 and a number of other different rumored, unreleased albums.
Elsewhere in his Beats 1 interview, West admitted to beforehand having a pornography dependancy, stated he’s “working on” a 2024 presidential bid and declared himself the “greatest artist in human existence.”
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