On Valentine’s Day of this year, Kanye West gifted Kim Kardashian with a private concert by none other than Kenny G. The famed smooth jazz saxophonist played “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for Kardashian in a room otherwise filled only with roses in vases, the latest in a series of romantic gestures that also … More »
Weeks before the impending release of his ninth studio album Jesus is King, Kanye West has taken his Sunday Service live series to his hometown Chicago. The rapper also tapped fellow Chicago-native Chance The Rapper for his verses from The Life of Pablo‘s seminal “Ultralight Beam.” Despite the rainy conditions, Chicago’s Sunday Service remained a momentous affair nonetheless, with choir members geared up in rain ponchos. Other tracks on the setlist included “Jesus Walks,” “Father Stretch My Hands,” and “Drop It Likes Its Hot.” West has notably brought his Sunday Service to Easter Sunday mass at Coachella Weekend Two for an unforgettably holy conclusion to the festival.
Chance released his highly anticipated debut LP The Big Day in July. He announced show postponements to 2020 for the majority of his dates for his album tour, following the birth of his second daughter, Marli.
“When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli”, Chance wrote on Instagram.
Chance’s appearance starts around 28:30, or watch the full performance below.
Now streaming on major DSPs (Spotify, YouTube, TIDAL) Francis and the Lights’ new single “Take Me to the Light” is an unexpected industry delivery that credits some seriously upper-echelon artists including Kanye West, Bon Iver, Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Noah Goldstein, BJ Burton, Caroline Shaw, and Jeff Bhasker.
“Take Me to the Light” is set to become the title track to the impending album from the duo hailing from Oakland. The song is delicious, even downright heavenly, as Francis and the Lights’ usual warm embrace rests on forefront of the track. The artists’ masterful electronic sound manipulation makes for an auditory journey that begs endless repeat.
There had been ample speculation of new tunes on the way in recent Twitter activity from Francis and the Lights, hinting they’d been working on a track with “some friends.” Some friends, indeed.
Featured Photo: Francisandthelights.com
Francis And The Lights, the synth-pop project of the musician known as Francis Starlite, has a new album coming out later this year called Take Me To The Light, the follow-up to 2017’s Just For Us. The producer, who frequently works with both Kanye West and Chance The Rapper, is known for his … More »
After repeated unconfirmed leaks of Yandhi, Kanye West‘s expected ninth studio album, it appears the LP has been canned in favor of a new record, titled Jesus is King, reportedly due on September 27. The Chicago rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian-West shared an image of a notebook with a 12-track listing, complete with a title and release date.
Jesus is King is set to arrive nearly one year to the day after Yandhi was initially expected to drop. What would have been a quick follow up to last summer’s Ye, a la the Wyoming Sessions, got pushed to November 2018, before ultimately being delayed indefinitely. Summer 2019 brought a number of unsubstantiated Yandhi leaks, and now the fabled album might become an elusive figment of West’s official catalog. The rapper’s most recent focus however has been on his traveling Sunday Service live series, and judging by the new album’s name and tracklisting, we may be in for a true gospel offering from Kanye West come this fall.
Jesus is King Tracklist:
Wake the Dead
Through the Valley
THIS JUST IN: Everybody’s favorite “On Sight” rapper is reportedly releasing a new album next month, and it’s NOT the much-delayed Yandhi.
According to a tweeted image by the “Black Skinhead” rapper’s wife, Kim “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Kardashians-West, the “I Am A God” rapper appears to have a new project coming called Jesus Is King, and it’s out September 27.
Also in the Twitter image — this is how we do news now, fyi — is what appears to be a tracklist. Read it and just imagine what the “New Slaves” rapper might have in store for us all!
Meanwhile, the Twitter account for the “Hold My Liquor” rapper, also known for writing songs like “Blood on the Leaves,” “Guilt Trip,” and “Send It Up,” has no new posts since January 1. But something tells me that a tweet will appear there soon enough — it’s “Bound 2.”
Jesus Is King tracklist:
04. God Is
06. Sierra Canyon
07. Hands On
08. Wake the Dead
10. Through the Valley
12. Sweet Jesus
Last September, just three months after releasing his album Ye, Kanye West announced another new album called Yandhi. It was initially supposed to drop at the end of September, and then on Black Friday, and then was postponed indefinitely. There hasn’t been much word on Yandhi this year, but … More »
Just two days ago, Pusha-T officially released the Kash Doll collab “Sociopath,” a Daytona outtake that leaked back in April. Today he’s back with another new track presented with the same graphic design. King Push tells Beats 1’s Ebro Darden that he’s building toward another album before year’s end and is currently sitting … More »
Lana Del Rey’s new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!, is out in a couple of days, and a new interview with the pop star just went up over on The New York Times. She hits on a lot of hot current topics, including Billie Eilish, Kanye West, and Donald Trump, as well as the … More »