The album is only 80 percent finished so no release date has been set, although Kanye has already revealed several songs that would be included in the album such as “Wolves” and “All Day.”
So Help Me God is the follow-up album to his 2013 release Yeezus, which included the controversial song “I Am God.” While Kanye often incorporates religious themes into his songs, the singer seems to express his Christianity in eyebrow-raising ways.
“I’m Christian, and I’m hip-hop. So you mix those two things together, and you want to express yourself a certain type of way, and be bold. I wanna be like Christ. That’s not to say I have a god complex. But it’s like, if people pick a favorite Halloween character it’s like, that’s what I would pick! Don’t people pick people that they look up to?” he told KMEL.
“This new album’s coming out of a fight to want to design. It’s a joyful noise unto the Lord. It is still the struggle, but it’s the beauty from the struggle — like the song ‘Amazing Grace’ — coming out of the worst pain possible and making the most beautiful song possible. I want to perform ‘Only One’ as many times as possible,” he told Vulture.
Kanye isn’t the first rapper to embrace his Christian side. Last month Kendrick Lamar confessed that his life is guided by his spiritual side. Read Kendrick Lamar Believes In His Heart: ‘We’re In The Last Days…’
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