On the twenty-fifth day…
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Following Ye, and the Surgical Summer at large was a deceptively challenging task. Though many felt his Wyoming-inspired project fell short of his own lofty standards, the greater artistic movement and Yeezy’s triumphant return to the producer’s chair was relatively well-received. Yet going into the rollout of Yandhi, which eventually transformed into what we have today, the idea of a full-fledged gospel album proved a bridge too far for some listeners. Still, we’ve come this far, and Kanye has proven himself to be consistently a creative, if a little prone to non-sequitur, brand of preacher.
So, here we stand. Ready to press play on Jesus Is King. It’s not quite Sunday Service, but with a little imagination and a whole lotta abstinence, it might come close.