With Jesus Is King's release date changed once again to this Friday, let's take a look at hip-hop's other infamous releases that never materialized.
Chances are October 25 will come and go without a new album from Kanye West.
We've come to expect being disappointed by Kanye. And despite his recent official "announcement" about the release of his album Jesus Is King via Twitter, fans were quick to troll and dismiss the tweet as a false promise. It's been a rough road for Kanye fans in the last year. His recent "Sunday Service" performances have disturbed the masses. Some believe they affirm Kanye's long-held God complex, while others view his latest post-MAGA obsession to be more of a manic episode. Some believe he's simply spreading the gospel and that he's truly been "saved." Regardless, it's all cast Jesus Is King in a puzzling light, and fans truly don't know what to expect, or whether to expect anything at all. The one thing we know for certain is that the guy is a total pr*ck to his wife these days.
Will Jesus Is King become the next Fear Inoculum? Probably. It would be quite like Kanye to be his own hype beast. In the meantime, let's take a look back at a few of hip-hop's other notorious unreleased projects, all of which are, honestly, more likely to be released in 2019 than Jesus Is King.
Jay Electronica's Debut Album
One of the most enigmatic rappers ever, Jay Electronica has yet to release a full-length project. Back in 2011, the rapper announced via Twitter that his debut album, Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn), was complete, and he released what was assumed to be the project's lead single, "Call of Duty" featuring Prodigy from Mobb Deep. He leaked a track list for the project a year later, then went quiet until 2014, when he released "Better In Tune With The Infinite." In 2015, he released "Road To Perdition" featuring Jay-Z, after signing with the latter's Roc Nation imprint in 2010. He has since exclusively released tracks on Tidal but still no project, despite endless teasers. He now claims his debut project will be a joint album with Jay-Z.
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