Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Album Review: The Christian-less Gospel Album

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In the Bible, the opening passage of James 1:19 encourages believers to be slow to speak and quick to listen.

Mr. West should have taken a page out of the good book before releasing his ninth studio project entitled, Jesus is King—a failed attempt at secular music.

Related: Kanye West Will No Longer Perform His Old Songs, Will Get Pious Versions

The highly anticipated album falls short in its goal to capture new-age Christians due to lack of conviction and testimony found in its lyrics.

An example of this can be found in his track, “Closed on Sunday,” which compares the likeness of God and the Sabbath to Chick-fil-a —known for being anti-LGBTQ and in support of Trump.

Other tracks from the album seem to portray the same ranting Kanye from Ye with occasional references to religion and Christ.

One thing the innovator unseemingly masters on this project is the compositional technique.

The album perfectly blends traditions of the 20th-century gospel with today’s contemporary hip-hop using auto-tune vocals to contrast angelic sounds of the Sunday Service Choir in tracks like “Water.”

Credits for the album consist of the works from producers like Timberland, Boogz, Pi’erre Bourne, Evan Mast of Ratatat, and many more.

Overall, the work seems to be a failed manifesto of what could have been another brilliant idea from the mad scientist, better known as Mr. West.

Don’t just take our word for it. ‘Jesus is King’ is currently available on all streaming platforms.

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Kim Kardashian Threw a CBD-Themed Baby Shower

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child via surrogate.

Kim admitted that she thought throwing a fourth baby shower was ridiculous but that she is freaking out about the fourth child so she came up with the idea for a CBD-themed shower.

CBD is the extract from marijuana plants. It is used to ease pain, inflammation and anxiety. You do not get high from it.

It is legal in California.

Guests got to make their own CBD bath salts and body oils.

They also left with CBD gift bags.

We also learned the name of the fourth child, Robert Harut. Robert was her father’ name and is her brother’s name. Harut is Armenian meaning he has risen.

Should people have baby showers after their first child?

Kanye West Wants To Start His Own Church

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Was Kanye West’s Sunday Service at Coachella a public preview of what he might have planned for a church of his own?

People magazine cites a source who says West wants to start a church. Kanye “is extremely passionate about his faith and wants to share it more regularly with people. He spends a lot of time studying and praying, and wants to share his journey.”

The source continued saying Kanye “has talked about starting his own church, and what exactly that would be. It wouldn’t be the traditional, 3-hymns-and-a-sermon thing. Instead, it would be a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care for each other.”

The source says there are no official plans in place for the church of Kanye.

Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Kanye West’s Bipolar Disorder

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In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, Kim Kardashian discussed her husband’s bipolar disorder, “It is an emotional process, for sure. Right now everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them,” says Kim.

Kim says that traveling aggravates Kanye’s disorder so he doesn’t travel as often as he used to and the reality show mogul says that the things that people say online about Kanye’s condition are hurtful.

Kardashian says that people think she should be responsible for what Kanye does and says however Kardashian says, “I share every opinion that I have and let him know when I think something’s wrong.”

Do you live with someone who has bipolar? How do you cope with their disease?

Kanye West’s Star-Studded Weekly Church Service

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Kanye West’s church service is becoming the place to be for Sunday worship.

This Sunday he had wife Kim, sister-in-laws, Kourtney and Kylie, mother-in-law Kris Jenner, Orlando Bloom, Busy Philips and Diplo.

Sunday service was led by the one and only DMX.

Daughter North was also in attendance dancing with the band.

Some question Kim’s look as the service is outdoors and it was hot. She wore what appears to be faux leather pants.

Kanye Denies Suing Jay-Z

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Reports are swirling that Kanye West was suing Jay over publishing income for Kanye’s catalog of music, but a rep for Kanye is denying the rumor.

In Ye’s lawsuit, the Roc-A-Fella Records and EMI are listed as defendants and not his mentor Jay-Z.

“The media reports are wrong,” Kanye’s rep said. “Kanye West did not sue Jay-Z. Mr. West sued a company that Jay-Z once owned a piece of, Roc-A-Fella Records. There is no fight between Kanye West and Jay-Z.”

Kanye Hit With $600K Lawsuit After Refusing To Pay For Yeezy Fabric

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Kanye West has been hit with a $600,000 lawsuit by a Japanese fabric company that says he hasn’t paid for the fabric he ordered for his YEEZY fashion line.

The textile company Toki Sen I says that the two parties made an agreement back in June for $624,000 of fleece fabric, but Kanye backed out of the deal.

The Japanese company has been able to unload the thousands of yards of fabric and are seeking to get back $624,000 in storage fees.

YEEZY nor Kanye West have spoken about the issue as of yet.

Kanye Drops Out of Coachella Because of Dome

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Kanye West dropped out of Coachella 2019 because of staging issues. We now know more details.

West canceled because the festival wouldn’t build him a giant dome in the middle of the festival.

The dome couldn’t be built in four months time and it would have changed how the festival was set up. A large group of portable bathrooms would have to be moved.

West became angry during a call with festival co-founder Paul Tollett. Kanye told Tollett that he is an “artist with a creative vision who shouldn’t be spending his time talking about port-a-potties.”

Rihanna May Replace Kanye West at Coachella

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Kanye dropped out of Coachella because of stage issues, but help may be on the way in the form of Rihanna.

Apparently when Kanye decided to drop out of Coachella people at TMZ brought up Rihanna’s name as someone negotiating for the open spot. Which would make plenty of sense because she has an album that fans are wanting her to release.

Rihanna replacing Kanye isn’t official just yet, but the idea of her replacing him has fans psyched.

Kanye West Starts Therapy With Kim Kardashian

Kanye West has been in the news lately for all his comments and statements, especially his political views. Fans and just people that care always said that Yeezy needed some help and that his wife Kim, should be helping him.

Well it looks like they listened because according to a report stemming from an insider’s testimony, the couple are trying to seek help through therapy sessions during this trying phase in their marriage.

“She is trying to figure out how to cope with his illness and the fallout, specifically about his politics. She is supportive and it’s hard for her when people have reacted so strongly.

“She is trying to understand why people are so hateful. It’s been ugly. They had to up their security because Kanye supports Trump. They are working with former secret service.”

When speaking of his upcoming album Yhandi, Kanye had revealed that he was no longer taking any medication to treat his condition. The rapper had previously been given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder that he is now rejecting.

“Everyone in his inner circle agrees that it’s for the best that Kim gets to sign off on everything to do with Kanye. Kim has been doing serious damage control and it’s finally starting to take effect now.” Continue reading

Kanye Pushes Back “Yandhi” Again

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Just hours after rocking the stage with Kid Cudi at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival, Kanye announced that his anticipated album “Yandhi” is being pushed back again.

“I’ll announce the release date once it’s done. Thank you for understanding,” Ye wrote on his Twitter page.

Last month Kanye said that the delay was simply because it wasn’t finished, so he went to Africa for “sounds.”

His team is saying the album is that good, and they want everything to be right once the album drops. Let’s just hope this isn’t the start of another Dr. Dre album waiting situation.

Kanye And Kim Hired Help To Save Neighbor’s Houses From Wildfires

California experiencing a massive wildfire right now and thousands of homeowners were forced to evacuate. Celebrities were also effected and some documented their encounters with the fire. The Flames were headed toward the West’s house and Kimye reacted. After Kanye put out a thread of tweets to address the victims of the fire. Action was put into play.

TMZ reported that ‘Ye and Kim K had hired a private team of firefighters in order to save both their own mansion and the homes of their neighbors. Kanye and Kim’s neighbors that told about married couple’s good deed, which saw the firefighters dig ditches and use hoses to either control or put out the flames.

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Yeezy Shoe Sales Still Strong

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Despite a majority of the hip hop culture not agreeing with Kanye for his political views, the sales of his Yeezy brand shoes are still strong.

After Kanye announced he was done with politics, radio host Ebro suggested that he only made the change because it was starting to effect his money and that his new Yeezy release wasn’t doing well.

Contrary to what Ebro and others think his new Yeezy’s Mauve 700 shoe did better than previous releases.

As a matter of fact, just recently his Yeezy brand got a billion dollar value that is said to be even more by the end of this year.

Kanye Distances Himself From Trump, ‘Blexit’

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It appears that Kanye West and Donald Trump may be headed for a breakup.

Kanye seemed to distance himself from Trump and the so-called ‘Blexit’ in a series of tweets on Tuesday, which he capped off by saying “I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in”.

Kanye disavowed the ‘Blexit’, a movement hoping to see black voters abandon the Democratic Party.  He tweeted that the movement was the brainchild of black conservative Candace Owens and that he “never wanted any association with Blexit”.

Kanye never mentioned Trump by name but said he is “distancing himself from politics” and “focusing on being creative”.

 

Kanye West Gives $73K to Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia, Who Is Backed by Chance The Rapper

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Last week Chance The Rapper endorsed Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, at that time Enyia only had $67.54 in her campaign account and she owed over $73,000 to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

One week later, Enyia was able to pay off her debt to the Illinois State Board of Election thanks to Kanye West. Enyia acquired the debt during her first bid at the mayor’s office after she was challenged about the signatures she had collected.

When she didn’t close her campaign account after pulling out of the race, she was fined by state officials for not filing quarterly campaign finances as required to law.

Now that Enyia has paid off her debt, she will have to navigate how people will perceive her politics, as we all know Kanye is a Trump supporter and it could have people giving Enyia the side eye unless she focuses on how Kanye has given back to communities within Chicago.