American rapper Kanye West delighted his fans on Friday, after finally releasing his gospel album titled “Jesus is King.” The highly-anticipated release is reportedly packed with Bible verses. The 11-track album runs for less than half an hour.
Just hours before the album dropped, Kanye took to Twitter to thank his fans for their patience. “To my fans, Thank you for being loyal & patient. We are specifically fixing mixes on ‘Everything We Need,’ ‘Follow God’ & ‘Water’,” he said.
His statement made it seem like fans will have to wait a bit longer to hear his new music. “We not going to sleep until this album is out!,” he said. However, around midday on Friday, “Jesus is King” finally came out. The full album can be accessed via music streaming app Spotify. Fans can also listen to the songs on YouTube.
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The entire album is full of references to Bible verses and religious stories. The overall theme speaks of praising God. Faithwire shared several lines from some of the songs:
“Worship Christ with the best of your portions / I know I won’t forget all He’s done / He’s the strength in this race that I run / Every time I look up, I see God’s faithfulness,” read the lyrics of the song “God Is.”
In another song titled “Selah,” Kanye literally took lines out of the Bible. “John 8:33 / We the descendants of Abraham / Ye should be made free / John 8:36 / To whom the Son set free is free indeed / He saved a wretch like me,” he sang.
Prior to releasing his gospel album, Kaye reportedly thought about quitting rap music. He even went as far as to call it “the Devil’s music.” Pastor Adam Tyson of Placerita Bible Church in Santa Clarita, California said that he told the famous musician that he can “rap for God.”
Indeed, Kanye took his pastor’s advice. Instead of releasing just one praise song, he decided to go all the way with a gospel album. His conversion to Christianity led to a massive shift in his musical career as well. Apart from the album, Kanye had been staging “Sunday Service” events with the full support of his wife, reality TV superstar Kim Kardashian West.
“The fruit that I’m seeing is he’s no longer continuing in some of the sin patterns that he was before he came to Christ. Right now, every day, he is living and walking with God, so from what I can tell, there’s no reason for me not to encourage that and be a part of that,” said the pastor.
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