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There really is nobody like Kanye West.
Cast your minds back to 2004; what a great year for music. We saw the release of Green Day's monumental American Idiot, The Killers' Hot Fuss, Arcade Fire's Funeral, Eminem's Encore, Keane's Hopes and Fears... it would be far too easy to go on.
However, we bet you hip-hop fans had one album stuck on repeat. Of course, we're talking about Kanye's debut studio album, The College Dropout. After so many years, it remains an absolute pleasure to return to, but he's given us so much more since then. Since the days of Late Registration and Graduation, he has displayed such staggering musical evolution. 2008's 808s & Heartbreak was so influential at the time, and his next record - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - could have passed for a greatest hits record, it's that good.
Along with Yeezus, The Life of Pablo and Ye, it's hard to dispute that he's had an incredible decade, but with the ups, there have been some considerable downs.
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Where's the album, Kanye West?
Now, we could wax on all day about the wild and outlandish things Kanye has said and done under the public eye over the course of the decade.
However, that's not what we're talking out. We're talking about the delays.
Kanye had an unbelievably busy 2018, putting out Ye, Kids See Ghosts - his collaborative project with Kid Cudi - and producing with the likes of Nas, Pusha T and beyond. However, he was also teasing a project called YANDHI, which was pretty much the most anticipated album of the year for hip-hop fans.
So much had been said about the record, but we're still waiting on it, late into 2019. Yet, talk soon turned to Jesus Is King, which the artist declared to be his ninth studio album. It was set for release on Friday, October 25th 2019, but he has tweeted that it isn't quite finished yet:
TWIT-TWOO! Who is the Dancing With The Birds narrator?
To my fans— ye (@kanyewest) October 25, 2019
Thank you for being loyal & patient
We are specifically fixing mixes on “Everything We Need” “Follow God” & “Water”
We not going to sleep until this album is out!
Jesus is King memes
Fans were gutted to hear that the record wouldn't be with them on time, but then again, most weren't exactly surprised by the announcement.
So, they've dealt with it the way most people do these days... by making memes.
Twitter has been flooded with Jesus Is King Memes since he tweeted about the delay, and seriously, there are some great ones. Here are our ten favourites so far:
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Kanye : we not going to sleep till the album is completed— Yohann Dcruz (@yohann_dcruz) October 25, 2019
Kanye right now : pic.twitter.com/xjx0354AHE
We have a tracklist!
We're all disappointed that Jesus Is King didn't release on time, but let's face it, we're still excited for it to drop.
Fortunately, we already have a tracklist for it, according to a tweet from Kanye himself. Check it out below:
- Every Hour
- Follow God
- Closed On Sunday
- On God
- Everything We Need
- God Is
- Hands On
- Use The Gospel
- Jesus Is Lord
Let's hope it's worth the wait when it eventually releases.
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