Keeping Up with Kanye

It’s certainly not hard to hear what “America’s Royal Family” is up to with them being in the news daily, but this time the spotlight is shifting and we’re keeping up with Kayne. Recently, the 42-year-old fashion designer and father of four dropped his ninth studio album, “Jesus is King.” This time, however, the genre was Gospel-rap instead of traditional rap.

‘Jesus is King’ album cover.

West released his latest album, “Jesus is King,” on Oct. 25 and almost immediately it topped the Christian and Gospel album charts. In addition, last week his album also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

This marks his ninth consecutive album to reach number 1, tying with Eminem. “Jesus is King” also broke a personal record by having the biggest streaming week ever, coming in at 196.9 million streams.

Photo courtesy of Zane Lowe.

In a two-hour interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, Kanye talks about his Sunday Service, his conversion to Christianity, and his plans for the future.

During the interview with Lowe, West said “That’s why I’m putting out the album. Serving God in everything that I can do is my job. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m on the planet, it is to be in service, and in fear, love and service to God.”

In addition to the album, there is also an IMAX film about Jesus is King,” now in select theaters, which takes viewers on an inside look to the creative process as well as shows never-before-seen footage from Sunday services.

Kanye also mentions a Sunday service project titled Jesus is Born which according to him is set to be released on Christmas Day. Fingers crossed he comes through and delivers us with a Christmas Miracle.

Furthermore, Kanye goes on to talk with Lowe about his plans for Yeezy and what he hopes to accomplish with his brand in the upcoming year. Check out the full interview with Zane Lowe, here.

You can stream Jesus is King now on all platforms.

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