Kanye West Drops New Album Titled 'Jesus Is King'

Kanye West Finally Drops New Album 'Jesus Is King'. After teasing fans with new music for months -- and then giving fans numerous sneak previews of the new album during various fan events across the country -- the 42-year-old rapper dropped his latest album on Friday.

Kanye West Drops New Album Titled 'Jesus Is King'

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Kanye West opened up about his new music in 'Jesus Is King' during an interview with Apple Music's 'Beats 1' Podcast

The 11-track album includes the previously released track "Water," as well as "Follow God."

Apple Music was one of the first to announce the news on Twitter. In addition to the album, West's Sunday service will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles on Sunday and tickets are available for purchase.

Fans will also be able to buy merchandise and the album at shop.kanyewest.com. Upon doing so, they'll get a code to purchase tickets to Sunday's service.

In addition, a pop-up shop in L.A. located at 1202-1210 Mateo Street will be open on Oct. 25 through Oct. 27.

According to a press release, all proceeds will be donated to charity.

Prior to the album dropping, West sat down for a lengthy interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe on Apple Music, where he opened up about the strict conditions he asked those close to him to work under while making the album. One of those conditions was to abstain from premarital sex.

"I was asking people to fast during the album. There were times where I was asking people not to have premarital sex while they were working on the album," he shared, acknowledging how "radical" the request was.

"There were times where I went to people that were working on other projects and said, 'Can you just work and focus on this?'" he added. "I thought if we could all focus and fast -- families who pray together, stay together."

West also revealed the official final track list Thursday afternoon in a message he posted to Twitter promoting the album's release.

Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His music has spanned a broad range of styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences including soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, industrial, and gospel.

On Jesus Is King, Kanye’s rap world becomes one big Sunday Service. Bold-name producers (Timbaland, Pi’erre Bourne, Ronny J, FNZ) and members of the long-running Kanye think tank (Consequence, CyHi the Prynce, Mike Dean, Ty Dolla $ign) join gospel artist Fred Hammond, singer Ant Clemons, and the Sunday Service Choir in transforming rap songs into Christian ones.

(In the Beats 1 interview, Kanye mentioned a desire to go back and sanitize his old songs, too.) The best illustration of this symbiosis is the reunion of Clipse’s Thronton brothers—the god-fearing No Malice and the apathetic Pusha-T—on “Use This Gospel.” No Malice sums it up best: “They give you Wraith talk, I give you faith talk.”


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