That sign must have smacked Kanye West‘s head a lot harder than we thought, because according to Pitchfork, Kanye West is calling his next studio album Yeezus (due out on June 18th). As in, the portmanteau of “Yeezy” and “Jesus”. As in oh crap, Kanye is comparing himself to Jesus once again. Face, meet palm. Not only that, but it’s already being listed for pre-order on iTunes.
The next step in the unveiling of Kanye West’s Yeezus is a pre-order listing on iTunes (sans track titles). Yes, that molten-metal jewel case image is the art. There are 14 tracks listed, the first 13 of which are listed at the length of 3:02. The last is 3:01. If you subscribe to the theory that Friday night’s 66 projection locations were meant to signify the 66 books of the Bible, you might also assume that 3:02 and 3:01 are references to passages in the Bible. (Or, they could just be iTunes placeholder track lengths.)
Does anyone else remember that passage in the bible where Jesus flaunted his wealth in everything he did and then started dating someone for the sake of publicity, only to turn around and run the moment she announced she was pregnant? Oh, that never happened? That would mean that Kanye is only comparing himself to Jesus because of a need to satiate his massive, swollen ego. Weird.