After weeks of delay and push backs, Kanye West’s highly anticipated album is finally here. The album, Jesus Is King, is the entertainer and businessman ninth studio album and arguably one of his most dynamic. The album comes as a documentation of the change in ground from West and his controversial past year and half and the growth amongst himself.
Although dubbed a Hip Hop Album via iTunes, the album is gospel focused and full of soul, heart, and passion. The record is an immediate reflection of the beauty within the black church experience and the re-committed devotion of West to Christ. Through his many Sunday Services, West has been able to share his views and changes through the relatable way of music and share the strength that he’s gained through his connection with God. Over the past couple of weeks the album has seen any announcements between Ye’ himself and wife Kim Kardashian, including the IMAX film release party held. Through the party West connected with fans directly and previewed the upcoming album.
Now, The album has been officially released. The album comes with 11 tracks and totals jus over 27 minutes. The project includes a heavily star-studded producers list including Mike Dean, Ronny J, Timbaland, and features from renowned gospel singer Fred Hammond and Ty Dolla $ign. The album holds a more retrospective view than typical Hip-Hop, or even Gospel for that matter, as the album comes with no explicit tracks showing the good faith of West. Each verse strategically heals line from the Bible and the crucification of Social Media. Although this is a new visual side from West, the album is still lyrically explosive forcing the YEEZY CEO to exemplify his creativity.
Kanye’s Jesus Is King is available to stream on Apple Music & Spotify.