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Kanye West, a Punctual Man Who Never Misses Release Dates, Announces Christmas Album

In an interview with Zane Lowe, Kanye made a wildly ambitious promise for an album inspired by his ‘Sunday Service’ performances

Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. West has held an outdoor worship service that attracted thousands of people to the Wyoming city where he owns a ranch. The Billings Gazette reports West held the free event, on the grounds of The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. The center estimates 3,800 people attended the hour-long "Sunday Service" in the Robbie Powwow GardenKanye West Wyoming Service, New York, USA - 22 Sep 2019

Kanye West shares plans to drop a Christmas Sunday Service album called 'Jesus Is Born' on the day Jesus was born.

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Watch The Throne 2. Yeezus 2. Good Ass Job. Yandhi. Cruel Winter. Turbo Grafx 16. Child Rebel Soldier. That unnamed, but rumored Kanye West and Drake collaborative album.

There’s a vast and tangled graveyard of all the announced, scrapped, and retooled Kanye projects that will never see the light of day. West’s ninth studio album, Jesus Is King, has already missed two release dates, and there’s a possibility it will miss a third if it doesn’t arrive at midnight on Thursday. That’s what makes Kanye’s recent declaration that he’s dropping a Christmas album hyperbolic at best. “Sunday Service album, Jesus Is Born, on Christmas, is coming,” West told Zane Lowe during a two-hour interview on Beats 1.

Mind you, West spent the interview comparing L.A. billboards to a form of sex trafficking, told a story about leaving his phone number on Drake’s porch, and called himself the “greatest human artist of all time,” but still the announcement that he’ll deliver a Sunday Service album by Christmas remains the most ludicrous part of the entire discussion. This isn’t to say that West dropping a Sunday Service album called Jesus Is Born on the day Jesus was born wouldn’t be received with open arms. I’ll be the first to admit I’d abandon all of my yuletide plans to cover a new Mr. West album [Editor’s Note: He wouldn’t]. But at this point, we have no real reason to believe that these plans aren’t flexible.

Until Jesus Is Born arrives — or doesn’t — feel free to bump “Christmas In Harlem” and reminisce about better, less chaotic times.

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