Kanye West is ready to bless us with a new era.
On Monday (September 17), the rapper subtly announced the dawn of a different wave with the coming of his latest album Yandhi, the work is speculated to be West’s follow-up to Yeezus.
The artist broke the news at a quarter to midnight in a screenshot of an iMessage convo showing the record’s cover artwork — which bears the same unmistakable minimalist appeal of his 2013 album — and its date of arrival: September 29.
It’s a significant time seeing as the “Black Skinhead” emcee will serve as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s Season 44 premiere on the same day.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 18, 2018
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) September 17, 2018
Much like its predecessor, West’s latest project is titled after a portmanteau — this time marrying together “Ye” and “Gandhi” as opposed to “Ye” and “Jesus” with Yeezus. If it is truly a full-length, Yandhi would mark the wordsmith’s third record this year, following Kids See Ghosts with fellow Chicago wordsmith Kid Cudi and his eighth studio release, Ye.
The news arrives a few weeks after West debuted the Roblox-inspired visual for “I Love It,” his newest collaboration with MC Lil Pump, at the inaugural Pornhub Awards at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles on September 6.