Kanye’s actions and choice words tarnished his public image, turning him into one of America’s most polarizing figures in pop culture. Some pop culture theorists believe that his random outbursts are cries for help since people feel he wasn’t the same after his mother, Donda West, died in 2007. Throughout the controversies, Kanye kept releasing music that was praised by music critics and fans. A year after Donda West’s passing, Kanye released his fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak, which pushed the envelope of music production with electronic sounds and autotune in hip-hop. During the album’s creative process, Kanye was battling depression due to his mother’s death as well as going through an unexpected breakup with his ex-fiancée, Alexis Phifer. He turned his pain into beautiful art. Not only did it receive critical acclaim, it helped him achieve some therapeutic peace. Over the years, his impulsive ways have caused his former counterparts including Drake, The Game and Jay-Z, to abandon him. But now it appears Kanye is once again searching for peace after years of headline-grabbing actions.
How? Well, Kanye is embarking on a seemingly therapeutic journey through his soul music–filled Sunday Services with help from choir singers and musical guests Fred Hammond, Frank Dukes, Rick Rubin, Diplo, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Francis and the Lights, Stevie Mackey, Benny Blanco, Fonzworth Bentley, Lil Dicky, Kid Cudi, DMX and Verdine White from Earth, Wind and Fire. Sunday Service is the musical church that Kanye needs to rediscover peace and happiness.