Kanye West, 42, and legendary producer Dr. Dre, 54, took to Twitter Monday to post nearly identical messages announcing a second installment of West’s “Jesus Is King” album. The first installment of the long-delayed gospel album dropped in late October to mixed reviews.
“Ye and Dre Jesus is King Part II coming soon,” both posted alongside a photo of the two of them in a studio. West’s post has so far racked up over 291,000 likes, while Dre’s has gotten 44,000.
The pair have not previously collaborated, although Yeezus has long been a fan of the six-time Grammy Award-winning “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” rap icon.
“He’s the definition of a true talent,” West once wrote in a Rolling Stone essay.
The early announcement from the procrastinating superstar comes on the heels of West’s news of his first-ever opera, named for the longest-reigning monarch of Babylon, and him telling celebrity pastor Joel Osteen that he no longer cares for fame and money but is “in service to God.”