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Kanye West announces upcoming album ‘God’s Country’

The album’s first offering, “Wash Us In The Blood,” is expected to drop today (June 29).

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Kanye West has a new album coming and it’s called God’s Country. The rapper, who recently announced his new Yeezy Gap partnership, revealed the project’s title in a tweet on Monday (June 29). ‘Ye also announced that the album’s first visual offering — “Wash Us In The Blood” directed by cinematographer and frequent collaborator Arthur Jafa — would arrive later in the day.

“KANYE WEST. ARTHUR JAFA. PROJECT 02. WASH US IN THE BLOOD. FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM GOD’S COUNTRY. TODAY,” he tweeted. “STILL #WestDayEver.”

Last month, Jafa hinted that God’s Country would be the title if ‘Ye’s next album during an Instagram Live chat with Michèle Lamy. The celebrated cinematographer explained that he’d been working with Kanye on an upcoming video for the project.

“It’s from his new record,” Jafa said. “It’s called God’s Country and this will be, like, the first single, I guess, off of it. I don’t know if I’m supposed to not be announcing it or whatever. I may just be spilling the beans.”

“But yeah, it’s from a new record that’s forthcoming,” he continued. “I don’t know when the album is coming out but the single, I think, maybe some time next week. Maybe. It’s not sure. It’s not definite.”

According to Jafa, God’s Country is not affiliated with Kanye’s Sunday Service Choir, which he collaborated with for Jesus Is Born.

Last week on Twitter, Kanye teased that he was working with Dr. Dre. On Instagram, Snoop Dogg revealed that he had also joined the two hitmakers in the studio.

“IM SORRY DOCTOR DRE I SPILT THESE THREE DROPS OF ORANGE JUICE MIXED WITH UUUUUUM WHILE WE WERE FINISHING OUR FIRST PROJECT,” ‘Ye tweeted.

Shortly after releasing his album Jesus Is King, Kanye teased that he would release a sequel project produced by Dr. Dre. It’s unclear whether Dre, Snoop and Kanye are collaborating on Jesus Is King Part II or God’s Country. See some shots from their studio session and Kanye’s announcement below.

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Ye n Dre

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Bac2gether again

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