Kanye West Drops Surprise EP On Christmas Day
The 43-year-old rapper released his new five track album, Emmanuel, presented by his Sunday Service Choir and produced by Yeezy himself.
He called the new release a 'celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ' and it includes a collection of music performed by a choir, which was described as 'ancient and Latin inspired new music'.
The five tracks are titled 'Requiem Aeternam', 'O Mira Nox', 'O Magnum Mysterium', 'Puer' and 'Gloria' - it's available now on Spotify and Apple Music.
Just last year, Ye said he was 'done' with secular music.
He decided to only release gospel music going forward, taking offence when Drake questioned if he would go back to non-religious music in the future.
At a Sunday Service session in LA, Kanye said: "I take offence when somebody calls me secular.
"Y'all can look at the domes that we was building, affordable homes, y'all call that bizarre. Y'all can take the picture of me painting it silver, y'all can call that what y'all want."
He added: "But don't call me secular 'cause secular is trying to say that I'll do anything for anyone other than Christ.
"That's where they got it messed up. That's where they got it twisted."
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It's a positive end to a year that saw Kanye spectacularly fail at running for president.
His run came to an almighty halt - and a pricey one at that - because his efforts cost around $9 million (£6.7m), for 60,000 votes.
Official reports show the rapper himself made $10.36m (£7.74m) in contributions and individual contributions total $1.18m (£880k). He then spent $10.39m (£7.76m) on things such as legal fees and campaign management.
The cost of all of this equates to around $150 (£112) per voter (minus Kanye himself, of course) and it's believed that there were roughly 60,000 votes across 12 states for the 43-year-old.
In a tweet, he wrote: "KEEP BELIEVING KANYE 2020 Thank you Jesus Christ."
The first vote of my life We are here to serve We pray for every servant leader in the world :dove: pic.twitter.com/UWSrKslCt1
- ye (@kanyewest) November 3, 2020
It seems that the father-of-four decided enough was enough and threw in the towel as he tweeted again simply saying: "KANYE 2024."
He's already spoken of his confidence when it comes to the 2024 election, telling Joe Rogan that he will be running again in four years time.
Chatting on The Joe Rogan Experience, he said: "It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV awards it hit me in the shower. When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul."
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