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Kanye West Releases Emmanuel Christmas EP

Kanye West
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic,)

For the second year in a row, Kanye West has surprise-released a Christmas EP, only this time it takes a much different twist. Last year, West’s Jesus Is Born was gospel-inspired. This time, the rapper/mogul/ex-presidential candidate took things up a notch. Titled Emmanuel, which means “God is with us,” West’s Sunday Service Choir performed while West composed the music and executive produced as well.

The five-song, 12-minute EP is described as being inspired by “ancient and Latin music” and is a “celebration of the miracle of the birth of Jesus Christ.”

Listen to it below.

Earlier this year, West promised to release new music on an album titled DONDA, which seemingly would have been a tribute to his late mother. That music was never released, but he did manage to pee on one of his old Grammys.

On July 4th, West announced he was running for president. That ill-fated run was conceived by West in the shower (or so he told Joe Rogan) and featured a campaign appearance in South Carolina, which you can see here. The venture was expensive, however, costing West $6 million of his own money.  He’s also been slapped with several lawsuits this year as well.

Needless to say, it’s been a busy year for a guy who manages to still make headlines whenever he does something.