Kanye West and Dre. Dre recently announced they are working on a sequel to West’s latest album: Jesus Is King Part II. Both West and Dre have worked with other huge names in hip-hop including JAY-Z and Nas, but this will be the first time they have worked together so closely. Kanye has always been vocal about his appreciation for Dre, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists in history.
Ye and Dre Jesus is King Part II coming soon. pic.twitter.com/wTKFgXQQXQ
— ye (@kanyewest) November 18, 2019
“I first met Dre in December of 2003. He asked me to produce a track for The Game,” West said. “At first I was star-struck, but within 30 minutes I was begging him to mix my next album. He’s the definition of a true talent: Dre feels like God placed him here to make music, and no matter what forces are aligned against him, he always ends up on the mountaintop.”
Invite artwork by Nick Knight pic.twitter.com/U7IBqe1Gxk
— ye (@kanyewest) November 17, 2019
This announcement was followed by Kaye also announcing the launch of his first Biblical opera production, “Nebuchadnezzar” which is directed by Vanessa Beecroft, an Italian British performance artist who has worked on and off with West since 2008. The two artists previously teamed up on his “808s & Heartbreak” album experience at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles, “Runaway” music video and the Yeezus tour, among other projects.
The opera is scheduled to take place Sunday, November 24th in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl. The performance is named after and ancient Babylon King and will feature music from Kanye’s Sunday Service Series.