Aspiring singers will get a boost from Kanye West who is launching a gospel music university.
West made the announcement on “The Joe Rogan Experience” Saturday.
West talked for nearly three hours about his relationships with God, the music industry, his presidential run, abortion, racism and wanting to lead a free world. In the episode, he also disclosed that he would be reimagining gospel singing and launching a university.
“The songs that we’re doing at Sunday service is basically my book of hymns for the future gospel university that I’m creating,” West told Rogan.
“I’ve envisioned and will manifest a 200,000-seat stadium, circular, with 100,000 gospel singers.”
West, who has always been a visionary, likened his university to the type of training one would receive when training for the Olympics or professional sports.
“People will go to this university and they will train the way a Russian Olympic swimmer [does]. Picture like they will be in the pool, six days a week, at least, if not seven days, he explained.
The Chicago native explained that people who sing for the church do so voluntarily as a “tithe or pro bono.”
“People don’t practice that as much as we practice going to studio to rap, or practice playing basketball for the NBA,” West continued.
“It’s making the NBA, so to say, the Colosseum for God. Have you heard like soccer chants with 60,000 people? I envision that for God — 100,000 people sometimes singing in harmony.”
The performer went on to give an example of what the singers in his school would sing.
“Glory, glory/Lord God Almighty/we lift our hands in praise,” he sang as an example.
“Picture 100,000 people in unison and that feeling and what that would do for our spirits, our souls. It’s healing,” West described of the impact his university would have on people.
West opened up about his faith, his career, and his campaign for president. During the discourse, shot at West’s ranch in Wyoming, West revealed that he chose to use a great deal of his income in 2019 to spread the Gospel through his Sunday Service Choir.
“God had me stand in the gap, much like David. I’m a new Christian, I’m just a year recent convert, grew up in a church but I’m a recent convert,” the father of four told Cannon.
West and the Sunday Service Choir traveled around the country last year. The group held worship services at Coachella, Skid Row in Los Angeles, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Howard University in D.C., Louisiana, Chicago, Ohio, his properties in Calabasas and Wyoming, The Forum in Inglewood, and Jamaica.