Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ From the Gospel Perspective

Kanye West’s ninth album, “Jesus Is King,” amplifies the religious themes that have always underlined his music. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Aba
Last week, Kanye West released his ninth album, “Jesus Is King,” and an Imax film of the same name. How is West’s turn to religious music viewed by those in the gospel music industry? This week’s Popcast features insights from a pair of gospel music insiders who discuss how West’s pivot fits into a broader history of pop performers seeking refuge in sacred music, the specific gospel music that’s sampled on the album, and the commonalities and differences between “Jesus Is King” and other contemporary holy hip-hop albums. [More]
Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Film arrive at IMAX theaters on Friday, October 25.

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