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.
MC Hammer and 2Pac's "Too Tight"
MC Hammer signed with Death Row in 1995, but his highly-anticipated label debut, Too Tight, never saw the light of day. The project was much anticipated because of Hammer's alleged collaborations with Tupac Shakur on the project. The former left the record company shortly after the death of the latter. He later explained in an interview his concerns over the circumstances surrounding Tupac's death. He spoke to the rapper right before he died, and he was in Las Vegas the night of the shooting. Hammer later released "Too Late Playa," which featured the late Shakur as well as Big Daddy Kane and Danny Boy.Too Tight probably would have been amazing.
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One Texas couple became a meme after they went 18 minutes without shredded cheese on their fajitas. What could be worse?
Karens. Even if you don't know them by name, you know who they are.
Karens have been asking to speak to managers all over American suburbia ever since Kate Gosselin debuted her infamous reverse-mullet on Jon and Kate Plus 8 in 2007. "Karens"—the collective nickname for middle-aged entitled white women who love nothing more than being pains in your ass—have been walking among us for quite some time, but as shelter-in-place orders and mask mandates have taken over the world, the presence of Karens has become even more apparent.
Last weekend, a Karen went viral in a since-deleted Tweet for a reason only Karens would empathize with. Jason Vicknair, a 40-year-old man from Allen, Texas, was just trying to enjoy his first date night out in three months with his wife at a Tex-Mex restaurant called Mi Cocina. Things took a turn for the worse.
Every year, as soon as swimsuit season starts to wind down, I can't resist indulging in my cravings. Essentially, after months of depriving myself of pasta in the name of looking good on the beach, the second the temperature starts to drop, it is carb overload time!
However, after just a few weeks of "treating myself," I'm already feeling (and seeing) the difference. My jeans are hardly closing, and I'm super lethargic all the time. My girlfriends and I have a Miami winter vacation planned in a couple of weeks, so I'm determined to get my body and mind back to a place I'm happy with.
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By the end of Day 3, I was over the moon because I experienced things I wasn't expecting. I felt refreshed. I slept like a baby, my skin was glowing, and I noticed my jeans buttoned easier because my stomach was a little flatter. But more importantly, this time around, I felt motivated to continue making better health choices—I've started ordering the half turkey sandwich/half green salad combo at work instead of the mac'n'cheese with the Cobb salad. I even went to the supermarket to buy ingredients to prep meals for the week, so I could stop ordering takeout so often.
Now that our trip is just around the corner, I'm feeling good about myself, and I can't wait to relax at the beach. I know that even if I indulge a little on vacay, a Lemonkind cleanse is only a click away and ready to help get my health back on track.
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