Kanye West has enlisted legendary Hip-Hop rapper and producer Dr. Dre for the second coming of his Jesus is King album.
This record that Dr. Dre will work on will be the sequel to Ye’s newly released album is a Christian-themed collection of songs, Jesus is King, which was also accompanied by an IMAX film. This new project comes on the heels of the news that West will also drop yet another album on Christmas Day, his Sunday Service-inspired Jesus Is Born, Billboard reports.
Complex reports that one of the reasons that West plans on releasing Jesus is King II, along with Dre, an award-winning producer that he hasn’t worked with before, is because he has had a well-documented admiration of his work.
West gushed before about his affection for Dr. Dre.
“I first met Dre in December of 2003. He asked me to produce a track for the Game. At first, I was star-struck, but within 30 minutes I was begging him to mix my next album,” Kanye recalled. “He’s the definition of a true talent: Dre feels like God placed him here to make music, and no matter what forces are aligned against him, he always ends up on the mountaintop,” he said in Rolling Stone’s piece on 100 Greatest Artists.
West is moving not so silent with all his new life plans.
On Sunday, famed Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen stood beside Kanye West and let him finish all his thoughts about his newfound affection for the Christian faith.
West gave his personal dissertation about why he’s walking with Jesus now, and putting Hip-Hop on the back burner. And in West’s signature style, he was unapologetic about designating himself as the “Greatest artist that God has ever created.”
West is also gearing up for an opera event called Nebuchadnezzar, which is directed by Vanessa Beecroft, on Nov. 24.