Kanye West Finally Announces Release Date For Jesus Is King
Kanye has announced that his long awaited album will arrive in stores October 25. The rapper tweeted the news a few hours ago which included an image of the album on vinyl.
The album will arrive on the same day that an accompanying documentary film comes to IMAX theaters. Over the weekend, ‘Ye released some behind the scenes footage from making of the film which you can watch here. Jesus is King was originally due out on September 27 but pushed back to September 29th. After that, there was no set release date for the album.
West first teased Jesus Is King at the end of August. At the time, the rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, posted a photo of what seemed to be a track list with the tentative release date, September 27th. West later confirmed that date on his website, although come September 25th, sources close to the situation confirmed to Rolling Stone that it would not arrive on the scheduled date. And while Kardashian West promised the record would actually arrive Sunday the 29th, it never materialized.
But instead of releasing the album that weekend, West scheduled a mysterious event in Detroit where he ended up premiering the Jesus Is King film. And, a few days later, he hosted a listening party in New York City for the then still-in-the-works record.