Like many an album before it, Kanye West and Dr. Dre‘s star-studded record ‘Jesus Is King 2’ has leaked.
The follow-up to Kanye’s 2019 gospel full length includes collaborations with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Travis Scott and Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Anderson .Paak, A$AP Ferg and Marsha Ambrosius. Yet, not completely new, ‘Jesus …2’ largely consists of reworkings and remixes of the original songs, with Kanye adding a few verses.
Prior to becoming X, West announced the project via Twitter, writing:
“Jesus Is King is my first clean album.” “I used to spend all my time trying to make my beats be mixed as good as Dr. Dre. Who knew all I had to do was do an album for God and then Dr. Dre would start mixing my beats? Spend your time on God, and he’ll handle the rest.”
In October of last year, the embattled musician parted ways with Def Jam Records and his G.O.O.D. Music imprint was no longer associated with the label. The rapper also lost his deal with Adidas, was dropped by agents CAA, and had the likes of Balenciaga and Vogue magazine distance themselves after his string of 2022 anti-Semitic comments, including praising the “good things” about Adolf Hitler and declaring he wanted to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”