On Sunday (October 20th) Kanye West went to Twitter to confirm that his new album Jesus is King is dropping on Friday. That is also the same release date as the film that will accompany the project.
That movie will be shown in IMAX theaters.
“JESUS IS KING”
OCT 25th pic.twitter.com/Ug4ghlQYk7
— ye (@kanyewest) October 21, 2019
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“I’m making it better for ya’ll.”
After missing not one, but two, release dates in as many weeks, Kanye‘s new album, Jesus is King, may finally have a (more?) permanent launch date.
Last night, the rapper held yet another listening party for the album in Washington, DC ahead of a Sunday Service performance at Howard University. Attendees report the rapper announcing Jesus is King will (tentatively) arrive on October 25th, now sharing a release date with an IMAX-exclusive documentary of the same name. He reportedly noted, “I’m making it better for y’all.”
‘Jesus Is King’ sounds amazing! Kanye said the album is TENTATIVELY dropping on October 25.
As of yesterday, he was still working on new music, which sounds amazing. The IMAX film was very moving. He also read us scriptures.
Mark 1:15 is his favorite scripture. pic.twitter.com/0zxLtdilO1
— Ronald Isley (@yoyotrav) October 12, 2019
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During the Howard stop, West maintained an overtly political tone. In a clip from the performance (see below,) the rapper exclaims, “If they’re throwing slave nets again, how about we all don’t stand in the exact same place.”
Jesus is King was initially slated for a September 27th release. It was then pushed back to September 29th before being indefinitely postponed. And while the new album failed to launch on any of the aforementioned drop dates, a leaked version of his scrapped Yandhi project miraculously appeared on Spotify for a brief stint last week.
Watch a clip of Kanye at the Howard University performance below. Hold tight for updates on Jesus is King in the days ahead.
Kanye said “if they throwing slave nets again how about we all don’t stand in the same place” and the guitarists face fucking sends me 😂😂😭😂😂akskksksksskskdj pic.twitter.com/BZOoFjFzXJ
— 🧖🏾♀️ (@THATSsoASlA) October 12, 2019