Kanye West Confirms New Album Dropping in Less Than Two Weeks
It's confirmed. Fans will have their hands on a new Kanye West album before the month is over.
Following his Sunday Service to Atlanta on Sunday (Sept. 15) with over 600 attendees in the building that included T.I. and Tiny, 2 Chainz, Chris Tucker and more, Yeezy popped up in the small town of Batesville, Ind. to attend a free concert to help raise money for Infinity's Song and singer Victory Boyd–signees of Roc Nation. While addressing the crowd at one point, a fan-captured video shows 'Ye confirming his new album, Jesus Is King, will be out on Sept. 27.
"Jesus Is King is out Sept. 27, so let's continue this..." Kanye says in the clip.
Back in August, Kim Kardashian-West posted a picture of a notepad on Twitter that appeared to confirm the album name, tracklist and release date. With "Jesus Is King" written at the top and "September 27th" at the bottom, the 12 tracks listed included titles like “God Is,” “Baptized,” “Sunday” and “Sweet Jesus.”
Prior to Jesus Is King, Kanye had been working on his Yandhi album that he'd announced in 2018. It seems as though he may have scrapped the project in its entirety, and it's possible that recent leaks led to that decision. In a Twitter Q&A last month, G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T noted the leaks were ruining what the camp had planned.
"I hate it, luckily we are talented beyond measure and can always cook up more,” Push wrote to a fan asking about the leaks. “But I honestly hate it for the sake of making an event of a song or project, it ruins all that we have in store for u guys.”
With a new Yeezy album on the way, it likely means a new tour is on the horizon as well, so his fans definitely have a lot to look forward to.
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