On Tuesday (Sept. 15), the rapper posted a video on Twitter of a stereo blasting Michelle WIlliam’s song “Say Yes,” featuring fellow Destiny’s Child’s members Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Playing off the name of the single, he captioned the post, “SAY YES!!! We need to produce that Destiny’s Child gospel album.”
West’s production discography extends back to the early 2000s when he emerged on the music scene as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records. He’s produced most of the songs on his own record-breaking albums and has worked with the likes of JAY-Z, Common and John Legend.
West also made some of the beats for the records released by Nas and G.O.O.D. Music artists Pusha T, Teyana Taylor and Kid Cudi after their 2018 Wyoming sessions. Most recently, West was credited as the executive producer for Big Sean’s highly acclaimed Detroit 2.
With his discography and past work with Beyoncé, West has the credentials necessary to put together a Destiny’s Child gospel album. Not to mention, he’s already put a gospel spin on the group’s single “Say My Name” and has experience putting together his own gospel record, Jesus Is Born, which continues to garner praise to this day.
Last month, the Gospel Music Association announced the rapper’s album is nominated for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year, Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year at this year’s Dove Awards.
Destiny’s Child dominated the music scene with tracks like “Jumpin’, Jumpin’,” and “Cater 2 U” before they formally disbanded in 2006. They’ve reunited a few times since, most notably for Beyoncé’s headlining performance at Coachella.
Do you think West can bring them back together again?