Tag: jesus is king

Kanye West Dropped A Kardashian And Jenner-Filled Video For ‘Closed On Sunday’ On Thanksgiving

Kanye West gave fans a holiday gift in the form of a post-apocalyptic music video for another song from Jesus is King. The rapper celebrated the holidays with a family-filled music video for “Closed on Sunday” on Thanksgiving, another song put to video from his latest gospel album which finally came out this fall after […]

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The Self-Proclaimed ‘Greatest Artist That God Has Ever Created’ Crashes Joel Osteen’s Megachurch, Announces 1st Opera

As Kanye West’s mental stability continues to erode and his reputation and the quality of his music follow suit, we’ve all watched helplessly as one of the most influential artists of the 21st century has seemingly proceeded to seek and destroy his own career. And according to People, Reverend Deacon Pastor West continued his confounding […]

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Kanye West And His Dad Enjoy The Snowy Outdoors In The Wyoming-Set ‘Follow God’ Video

Kanye West’s new album, Jesus Is King, was accompanied by a strong visual component attached to it. Specifically, Kanye released a Jesus Is King IMAX movie alongside the record. Prior to today, though, he had yet to release any separate videos for individual songs from the album. It was suggested yesterday that this would change […]

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10 Thoughts About Kanye West’s Jesus Is King Because God Is Good All the Time and All the Time…

On Oct. 25, 2019, Kanye Omari West released his ninth studio album, Jesus Is King. The album was released on the heels of his at-best popular, but always well-attended “Sunday Service” performances and is a succinct 11-track album that clocks in at just over 27 minutes. There’s been a ton of news surrounding Kanye and […]

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John Legend Said He and Kanye Aren’t the ‘Closest of Friends,’ but Wants Us to Save Room for His Clarification

John Legend gets why his recent comments about his not-so-close friendship with Kanye West have become “a thing,” but he wants us all to take it slow because he has some clarifying to do. Legend, who has been publicly critical about West’s MAGA propaganda and loyalty to Trump, told Vanity Fair in a recent cover […]

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Gospel Music Doesn’t Need Kanye’s Remixing

The familiar sounds of a three-part chorus filled my bedroom as I did the first listen to Jesus is King. Anticipating the iconic gospel/rap mashup, I looked forward to something fully black with melodies over heavy beats. This album, however, missed the angst of “Jesus Walks,” the complication of “Ultralight Beam,” and the epic production […]

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Does Kanye Have a Plan B? Because He Seems Confused About Contraception (and Civics)

While on the whole, we’re all set on Kanye West, we understand that his return to religion has compelled yet another passionate round of revelations about the world, morality, and politics—and hey, even a broken clock is right twice a day. But as Ye has been making the rounds promoting his new gospel album, Jesus […]

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All the Wrong People Love Jesus Is King

Photo: Oliver Contreras (Getty Images) Like many black folks, I grew up in a deeply religious household. That meant prayers before every meal, three church services a week on Sundays and Wednesdays, and pretending like a lot of gospel rappers weren’t fucking terrible. Thankfully, now I’m a grown-ass man who no longer attends vacation bible […]

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Kanye West’s Airplane Edition Of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Is Backed By The Sunday Service Choir

Usually, the premise of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” segments is that he needs help with his drive to work, so he recruits a musical guest to give him the assist he’s looking for. He does things differently on the latest installment, though. This time, he’s trying to catch a plane back to Los Angeles, and […]

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Donald Trump Jr. Claims ‘Leftists’ Are Trying To ‘Silence’ Rich And Privileged Kanye West

Kanye West has morphed into gifted rapper from Chicago who talked about classism and racism to the face of the Christian right. Now he has a friend in Donald Trump Jr. who claims the raper is being silenced by “leftists” — even though West has been getting tons of press, his new albums has been […]

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Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Film Reflects His Love For Gospel Music — But Not Much Else

Kanye West’s Jesus Is King film begins with a slow zoom out which harkens to his classic “Power” video. But instead of lamenting that “no one man should have all that power,” he’s paying homage to the ultimate power of God. And instead of putting himself front and center like the “Power” video did, Kanye’s […]

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Kanye West Is Joined By Clipse And Kenny G At His First Show Since Releasing ‘Jesus Is King’

It finally happened: After about a month of delayed release dates, Kanye West released his anticipated new album, Jesus Is King, last week. Now he has put on his first concert since sharing the album, and he got help from some of the collaborators featured on the record. Kanye has performed songs from the album […]

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Kanye West Said His ‘Jesus Is King’ Tour Starts ‘Right Away’ And Won’t Feature A Floating Stage

After several delays, Kanye West finally dropped his much-anticipated record Jesus Is King on Friday. The 11 track gospel album’s release was pushed back over a month and saw many changes from its original form, such as the removal of Young Thug’s verse about the devil. The next logical step after releasing an album is […]

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We Asked Religious Experts About Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’

Kanye West has been using his music to ask God for help for 15 years. “I wanna talk to God but I’m afraid ’cause we ain’t spoke in so long,” he raps on “Jesus Walks.” The faith-centric rap song captured the disconnect between the secular and the sacred, with the then-27-year-old Chicago rapper trying to […]

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Kanye West Says He Is Releasing A Sunday Service Album Titled ‘Jesus Is Born’ On Christmas

Today, Zane Lowe shared a lengthy conversation he and Kanye West recorded in Wyoming earlier this week. Naturally, given Kanye’s recent renewed interest in religion, that was the topic of much of the conversation, and it looks like Jesus Is King won’t be Kanye’s only religion-themed album of the year: During his conversation with Lowe, […]

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Kanye West Asked His ‘Jesus Is King’ Collaborators To Not Have Premarital Sex While Making The Album

It was revealed yesterday that an expansive conversation between Kanye West and Zane Lowe would be broadcast on Apple Music’s Beats 1 today, beginning at noon ET. The conversation got off to a late start, but it eventually began. Over the course of the talk, Kanye spoke about a wide variety of topics, including his […]

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