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"Jesus Is King" Will Never Come Out: A List of Hip-Hop Albums That Never Dropped

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.

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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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On This Day: Shakira Liberated Everyone's “She Wolf”

"I was in the studio in a bad mood that day, then I got inspired and went to a corner and I wrote the lyrics and the melody in 10 minutes. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting," Shakira said.

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11 years ago, on July 10th, 2009, Colombian singer Shakira released the first single off her third studio album.

"She Wolf" is a synth-pop banger built on a B minor progression. It was, in many ways, an insane song, born out of the singer's own frustration and ennui.

"I was in the studio in a bad mood that day, then I got inspired and went to a corner and I wrote the lyrics and the melody in 10 minutes. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting," Shakira said.

Though the music was composed by John Hill and Sam Endicott, lead singer of post-punk band The Bravery, the lyrics were all Shakira's own. "[Shakira] contacted him (Hill), asking if he had any stuff," said Endicott. "We never had her in mind. We just made the thing independently of her, and then she liked it a lot, and she sang over it. She used some of the melodies we put in there and then wrote these crazy lyrics about being a werewolf. And that's how it happened."

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38 years ago today, a doctor probably declared, "will.i.am will.be.born!" and everyone in the hospital erupted into laughter. In other words, it's will.i.am's 38th birthday today.

The Black Eyed Pea and prolific producer has seven Grammys to his name (which is technically William James Adams) and a slew of hits. His current single is a collaboration with Britney Spears titled "Scream & Shout," featuring the ubiquitous and charismatic hook, "You are now now rocking with will.i.am and Britney, bitch." The latter bit arouses a smiley nostalgia, hinting at Britney's iconic 2007 catchphrase "It's Britney, bitch."

Which got us to thinking—Who else could've been will.i.am's "_____, bitch?" I gotta feeling you'd wanna be at this birthday bash:

 

You are now now rocking with, will.i.am and...

 

1. Elmo, bitch.

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2. Bieber, bitch.

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3. His mom, bitch.

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4. MJ, bitch.

5. Nicky, bitch.

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6. Torches, bitch.

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7. J-Lo, bitch.

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8. Fergie, bitch.

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9. Richie, bitch.

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10. Hammer, bitch.

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11. Keys, bitch.

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12. Luda, bitch.

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13. Grammy, bitch.

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14. Scherzy, bitch.

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15. Big Bird, bitch.

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16. K-pop, bitch.

And our personal fave...

17. Malkovich.