Last Christmas, Kanye West Talented fans with Inspired by the Bible Jesus was born, His ninth and debut album with Sunday Service choir. On Friday evening, the rapper turned the holiday producer into a new tradition, releasing five EP songs titled Emmanuel “Inspired by ancient and Latin music.”
Described in a statement accompanying the surprise release as “A Celebration of the Miracle of the Birth of Jesus Christ”, the 12-minute musical program produced and composed by the West includes the Christian prayer “Aeternam Mass” (“Eternal Rest”) and the choral work “O Magnum” Mysterium. ” The Sunday Service choir features the entire classic project, which honors Gregorian hymns over rhythm-based productions. West EP ends with his interpretation of the Christian hymn “Gloria”.
West reconfigured his commitment to Christianity in 2019, spoke publicly of his faith and started a long series of shows with his chorus, Sunday Service. “What I’m thinking about is it’s going to be a week or two,” said Jason White, director of the Sunday Service choir, before the release of West’s 2019 album. “I’ve now been with Kanye West for the past 10 months.” Jesus is the king. “I spent every Sunday riding with him.” While delving into the same spiritual themes, Emmanuel Short length stands in contrast to 19 songs, 84 minutes Jesus was born.
The sudden release of Emmanuel, Which translates to “God is with us,” and it didn’t come with any of the drama that accompanied it Jesus is the king. West had worked on his first foray into the Bible until the very last minute, when he tweeted that he was still “fixing a mix” on three songs on the night of his supposed release. This album included audio contributions from Clipse, Ty Dolla $ ign, Fred Hammond and Ant Clemons, along with the saxophone from Kenny G and productions from Timbaland and Mike Dean, among others.
In November 2019, the West held a religious opera Nebuchadnezzar At The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, where I found West reading Bible verses off-stage amid silent singing from a Sunday choir. Last month, it was reported that West was the subject of two group lawsuits filed by choir artists and cast members against West in connection with the low pay around the production. The West has not spoken publicly about the lawsuit.