Kanye West’s new album “JESUS IS KING” is good. It might not be for everyone, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s Christian music I actually enjoy, which I have been wanting for some time. I feel like the genre had taken a bit of a dive since the ’90s and, aside from random artists like Josh Garrels, I haven’t exactly been happy with it.
Apparently, many are in agreement, because it’s at Billboard’s number one spot. Kanye’s success brought with it a lot of joy, but it’s accompanied by skepticism. Many people are watching Kanye, waiting for him to pull back the curtain and reveal that he’s been playing the public all along in order to push record sales. He can then continue to claim he’s the greatest artist of all time, not just because he put out a number one album, but because actually got the public to invest in his “art” en masse.
To his credit, Kanye saw this coming from a mile off. In his song “Hands On,” he wrote that Christians would be the first ones to judge him. He wasn’t wrong.