(AllHipHop News) Kanye West spent the last several weeks taking his “Sunday Service” extravaganza to churches across the country. Ye’s fans were hoping the trek would end with the release of his new Jesus Is King album on Sunday after being pushed back from its original September 27 date.
As of press time, the G.O.O.D. Music founder’s latest LP is still delayed. However, some information about the project has trickled out.
Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive tweeted his thoughts about Jesus Is King after hearing the album. He revealed Kanye put together as special collaboration for the collection.
“Just heard Kanye’s new album Jesus Is King and saw the accompanying film. My favorite track is the last song and it features the Clipse. Both Push & No Malice. Kenny G is also on it. ‘New Body’ has been cut from the album,” posted Barber.
Just heard Kanye’s new album Jesus Is King and saw the accompanying film. My favorite track is the last song and it features the Clipse. Both Push & No Malice. Kenny G is also on it. “New Body” has been cut from the album.
Here is the art pic.twitter.com/u87FLTDhZO
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) September 29, 2019
Gene “No Malice” Thornton and Terrence “Pusha T” Thornton are brothers that make up the Virginia-bred Hip Hop duo known as Clipse. While both have dropped solo projects, they have not released a joint body of work since 2009’s Til the Casket Drops.
Push went on to become the president of G.O.O.D. Music. Plus, he dropped the critically-acclaimed My Name Is My Name, King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, and Daytona. No Malice (formerly known as just Malice) became a devout Christian and presented the well-received Hear Ye Him.
Kanye West’s Jesus Is King will be his first album since 2018’s Ye which was met with mixed reviews. Some followers of Christ are concerned the forthcoming “Gospel” LP represents the rapper co-opting Christian culture only for monetary gain.
The 42-year-old superstar also faced criticism for depicting himself as Jesus Christ on the cover of Rolling Stone in 2006 and for his Yeezus track “I Am a God” in 2013. He has incorporated religious imagery and rhetoric in his music since the beginning of his career. The 2004 album, The College Dropout, contained the single “Jesus Walks.”