Music genius but Charley, you can never tell him what to do!
Nobody can, not even himself!
Kanye’s been known to be very unpredictable and no one ever knows what to expect from him next, which is why we can never believe him completely when he says he has something for us.
Kim Kardashian, Kanye’s wife announced on her social media last month that her husband had an album that was going to drop in September and we all went crazy.
He confirmed it himself, even had it up on his official website that Friday, 27th September, ‘Jesus Is King’ will be dropping.
It came and went and there was no album.
We then heard it will drop on Sunday.
Sunday came and went… nothing.
But…we know for a fact that the album exists because he played it for some lucky people at one of his famous Sunday service.
But that aside, will the album ever drop?
We still wait…
This wouldn’t be the first time he’s shelved an album.
Let’s look at some of the albums Kanye promised but we never got to listen to.
Good Ass Job
Good Ass Job was another album that never saw the light of day. It was supposed to be a part of the College Dropout tetralogy and Kanye announced in June 2003 that this will follow Graduation. Made absolute sense but.. after his mum died, he ditched the project and gave us 808s and Heartbreak. In 2010 he announced that he will not be doing Good Ass Job again.
The G.O.O.D Music compilation album, Cruel Summer gave us the songs, Clique and Mercy and it made sense that there would be a follow up because… why not? It was going to be called Cruel Winter. Nothing was heard about it, some members of the G.O.O.D Music said it’d come, others said it was just a rumour but they dropped Champion and we knew okay this is it… the first single off the album! Travis Scott even announced that he’d executive produce the album and it’d be ready early 2017.
We are still waiting.
This was supposed to be a joint album with Drake. According to XXL magazine, Kanye revealed that Wolves was in the works during an interview on The Breakfast Club in 2015. Over a year later, ‘Ye confirmed the project was happening during his set at the 2016 OVO Festival.
He mentioned it again that ‘hey the album is coming’ and then he and Drake had all those ‘beefs’ with him playing a major role in Pusha T getting all that ammo for the Drake diss ‘Story of Adidon’
Turbo Grafx 16
After giving us The Life Of Pablo, Kanye tweeted one time that he was working on something new.
“My next album is titled Turbo Grafx 16 as of now,” he tweeted in February 2016. “Just on some super nerd vibes… one of my favourite gaming systems when I was a kid,” he added
We were psyched for the album and we knew Ye was working with Kid Cudi, Migos, Vic Mensa, Lil Yachty, Big Sean, Mike Dean and more on the project based on their social media posts.
Later that year, he had a mental breakdown and was hospitalized but when he got out, he kept working on the album! He even flew the artistes and all to an island in Wyoming to work on the album but Kim revealed what happened to the album.
It became Ye.
XXL reported that she said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Kanye scrapped his whole album and redid it in the last two weeks to the release date and just came up with all new songs.
This was the album we were promised after Ye dropped. It was supposed to drop September 29th last year and then he pushed it to November 23rd. He even flew to Africa to work on the album.
But… it looks like the album will never come. XXL magazine reports that there were multiple leaks of the album and Pusha T admits this saying “I hate it, luckily we are talented beyond measure and can always cook up more,”
We are still waiting for the ‘Jesus Is King’ album to drop.
It may drop at any time and to be honest…we don’t know anymore.
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