Kanye West blessed fans with “Wash Us in the Blood,” the first single from his upcoming 10th solo studio album God’s Country. The billionaire rapper reunites with Travis Scott on the explosive track, which was mixed by Dr. Dre.
“They don’t want Kanye to be Kanye / They wanna sign a fake Kanye / They tryna sign a calm Ye,” Ye raps. “Wash us in the blood / Whole life being thugs / No choice, sellin’ drugs / Genocide, what it does / Mass incarc, what it does / ‘Cause a cause, what it does / ‘Nother life bein’ lost.”
While Travis sets it off on his verse; “Execution 30 states / Thirty states still execute / Thou shall not kill, I shall not spill / Nextels at the rendezvous / We dodgin’ time in the federal / Squad box you in like a sectional / We walk through the glass and the residue.”
The artwork of the new music was created by artist Arthur Jafa, who also directed the video. Meanwhile, the video features a barrage of visuals, including police brutality protests, a dancing Breonna Taylor, and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, likewise Kanye’s own live shows. The video then ends with a spoken word from West accompanied by his daughter North at Sunday Service rehearsals. “Wash us in the blood of Jesus / Holy spirit come down / We need you now,” he says.
“Wash Us in the Blood” is the first music from Kanye since 2019’s Jesus Is King, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, overtaking the Beatles and tying Eminem for the most consecutive No. 1 album debuts in chart history.
In recent weeks, West has been seen in the studio with Dr. Dre as they continue to work on a new version of Jesus Is King as well as an animated “Kids See Ghosts” series based off his group with Kid Cudi.