Kanye’s New Video “Washed In The Blood”- Combining His Faith And Activism?
By : Jason LIpshutz
Source : Billboard
Kanye West’s most recent album, 2019’s Jesus Is King, represented a shift away from secular music and a celebration of the superstar’s Christian beliefs. “Wash Us In The Blood,” which previews the forthcoming God’s Country, is not a thematic return to hip-hop’s mainstream so much as a return to the boiling anger that made 2013’s Yeezus so kinetic: West can barely contain his flow as he speaks of genocide, mass incarceration, drugs and slavery, with Travis Scott riding alongside his old mentor during this fiery examination of injustice. If God’s Country marries the recent religious focus of West’s music with his barbed explorations of race relations in modern America, the album could prove to be one of the most urgent -- and timely -- of his storied career.