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On Monday afternoon (Nov. 18), Ye shared a picture of him and Dre in Dr. Dre's studio with an accompanying caption saying "Ye and Dre Jesus is King Part II coming soon."
Kanye didn't offer much in the way of details - the above sentence is all he said - so it's hard to know the capacity in which Dre will be contributing to this project. Being that he's known as one rap's most successful producer-rappers, there's a chance he steps behind the microphone for whatever this project is. Then again, it's equally likely he just works with 'Ye behind the boards. We'll have to wait and see to find out.
The news comes off the heels of West's recently announced Nebuchadnezzar opera as well as a recent performance at televangelist Joel Osteen's Lakewood church. His debut gospel album, Jesus Is King, debuted at No.1 one on the Billboard 200 charts, equally being garnering No. 1 on the Top Christian and Top Gospel Album charts, making it the biggest unit week on the chart since adapting to a multi-metric methodology back in February 2017.
The history between Dr. Dre
and Kanye is nothing new within the world of hip-hop. Dre had been credited as being one of Kanye's biggest inspirations following his first hearing of Eazy-E's Eazy-Duz-It back in 1988 when Ye was just 11 years old. They later went on to meet in 2003, first working together on a project with The Game's The Documentary in 2005, and later on JAY-Z's Kingdom Come in 2006. Most recently, Swizz Beatz
confirmed in 2016 that DMX was working with both artists for his new project.
"There's a lot of people in the Christian community that try to give Joel a hard time because when you turn on the radio, he just keeps telling you how good God is," Kanye said at the time.