The wait is finally over: Kanye West has released his 9th solo studio album: Jesus Is King.

There’s been longer periods of inactivity in West’s musical career since he released Ye and Kids See Ghosts in June 2018. But with missed release dates, a name and concept overhaul, and tons of waiting with little to no answers, the anticipation was agonizing.

Kim Kardashian officially announced Jesus is King on Instagram with a release date of September 27, 2019: almost a year to the day after the original album, Yahndi, was supposed to release. Jesus is King would miss this release date, and be pushed back roughly another month until October 25.

Kanye even tweeted out “midnight” and missed that release window.

But Consequence delivered on a promise to get the listeners what they needed by lunch time in New York, sacrificing dinner in the process.

Jesus is King dropped about 10 minutes before noon on all streaming services. My phone is broken but I was able to listen through Apple Music on my laptop.

Without spoiling too much, the album has an interesting blend of traditional gospel sounds, West’s classic sounds, and lyricism almost entirely focused on following Jesus.

The album features contributions from the Sunday Service Choir, Ant Clemons, Ty Dolla $ign, Fred Hammond, Clipse (Pusha T and No Malice) and Kenny G. A rumored Nicki Minaj feature appears to have not made the cut.


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