Detroit remained the center of the Kanye West universe Friday evening, as the rapper staged a pop-up listening party to reveal his new music, hours after an outdoor gospel event.
About 2,000 very zealous fans gathered inside the Fox Theatre as West served up the first listen of his 10-track “Jesus Is King,” the much-delayed album that at one point was scheduled for Friday release.
“He’s dropping the album Sunday,” his wife, Kim Kardashian West, wrote on her Instagram Story late Friday. “Just a few final tweaks to the mixes.”
As revealed by the listening session, guests on the record include rap duo Clipse and sax man Kenny G (closing track “Use This Gospel for Protection”), along with Detroit-raised gospel singer Fred Hammond (“Hands Off”).