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Kanye West treated lucky fans to an advance preview of his album Jesus Is King in Detroit, Michigan on Friday night.

The rapper was supposed to drop his highly anticipated gospel album on Friday, but instead, he hastily organized a mystery fan get together in Detroit.

Earlier in the day, a spokesperson at the Fox Theater told Rolling Stone magazine the star booked the event on the same day and refused to share further details.

The spokesperson said he usually doesn't book the theater on the same day - but it's Kanye West!

Lucky ticket holders who attended the gathering, dubbed Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience, enjoyed a sneak preview of the long-awaited gospel album.

The event was free but ticket holders were asked to surrender their phones during the secretive event to prevent leaks. The preview session also featured a video clip from Kanye's upcoming IMAX documentary, Jesus Is Lord.

The Yeezy mogul's wife Kim Kardashian shared a clip online of fans cheering the star as he made a special appearance.

She later took to her Instagram stories to announce the project was set to drop on Sunday, in addition to more listening sessions to be held in his native Chicago and NYC.

"Kanye's doing a listening session in Chicago tomorrow, then NYC (New York City) Sunday. He's dropping the album Sunday. Just a few final tweaks to the mixes."

The 12-track album reportedly includes the previously released track "Water", which he debuted at one of his Sunday Service gospel gatherings earlier this year, along with tunes including "Follow God", "New Body", "Up From the Ashes", and "Sunday".
 

Back and Forth

Rap mogul T.I.'s former protege, sing-song rapper B.o.B., aka Bobby Ray, released a single off his new studio LP titled Psycadelik Thoughtz.

The dance track "Back and Forth" arrived a day earlier than promised. B.o.B. took to his Twitter.com page yesterday to announce the track would drop on Friday.

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Teyana Taylor "VII" Listening Party

Friend of the blog Teyana Taylor locked lips with her boyfriend Iman Shumpert at Teyana's VII album listening party at Up & Down venue in New York City on Monday. Teyana looked so happy as she cuddled with the 24-year-old NY Knicks star in the VIP section. VII is due out on Nov. 4.

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Columbus Short

Columbus Short

Actor Columbus Short is said to be on the run from the law. The 31-year-old former 'Scandal' star has a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly sucker punching a man in a L.A. bar in March. Short decided it was not in his best interests to turn himself in. So he went on the lam.

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Future Hendrix Listening Party Sponsored by Hennessy

Recording artist and producer Future Hendrix, celebrated his upcoming album, Honest, with a private listening session at Pressure Point Studios in Chicago presented by Hennessy V.S. on Tuesday.

Future played tracks from his much-anticipated album for the intimate crowd and also performed his hits "Honest" and "I Won". Future also opened up about his fiancée Ciara, who is expecting their son "any day now". Future has been down this road 3 or 4 times before with several different women. But is most excited about this baby. The newborn is his first baby with an R&B princess. Future joked that he has been telling Ciara to sit down and relax or the baby is going to come sooner.

CiCi is still hitting the gym despite being 9 or 10 months pregnant.

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Rapper Future listening session at Halo

Rapper Future Hendrix celebrated the upcoming release of his second album Honest at Halo Nightclub in Atlanta last night.

Top Atlanta Deejays DJ Cannon, DJ Drama, DJ Sense and DJ Trauma were in attendance to show support.

Honest is scheduled for release April 22 on Rocko Da Don's A-1 Recordings (Epic) and Future's own Freebandz imprint label.

30-year-old Future is expecting a baby boy with singer Ciara Harris, who is due to deliver any day now.

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No bond for Hot 107.9 DJ Beestroh

No bond has been set for Hot 107.9 DJ Beestroh who was shot by DeKalb County police early Monday following a shootout at a local nightclub.

Beestroh, whose real name is Ronald Robinson, 39, was booked into the DeKalb County Jail, authorities told the AJC Thursday.

Beestroh can be heard on weekends on Hot 107.9 and he spins at the Velvet Room where the shootout took place. At the time of the shooting, he was deejaying at rapper Rick Ross' album listening party hosted by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs.

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Rick Ross greets Baby Williams at Rick Ross Miami MasterMind Listening Session ExclusiveAccess.Net

Def Jam Records held a listening party for rap artist Rick Ross's new album Mastermind at the Colony Theater on Miami Beach. Other celebs in the house included Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams, music producer Scott Storch, up-and-coming rapper Lambo (Gloria James' boyfriend), and more. Mastermind is set to be released on March 4.

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Joe Budden, Angela Yee and Sevyn

Gina Torres, PMG Vice President, writes:

Last night, HENNESSY V.S and Atlantic Records held an exclusive listening event for singer/songwriter, Sevyn Streeter'S upcoming EP, "CALL ME CRAZY, BUT...." at NYC hotspot, Mr.H.

Sevyn looked like a true super star in a form fitting black dress with a cut out at the side and a sleek long bob. Many music industry heavy weights were in attendance including Kevin Liles, BET President Stephen Hill, Michael Kyser, Power 105.1 Breakfast club host Angela Yee and many others.

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2 Chainz and boo

Hot 107.9 radio personality Mz. Shyneka of Mzshyneka.com attended rapper 2 Chainz Album Listening Party presented by Def Jam Recordings in Atlanta Monday night. 2 Chainz and his boo (pictured above) joined fans and industry types who assembled to hear the highly anticipated album B.O.A.T.S. II, set to drop on September 10.

The album listening party was hosted by The Garner Circle, Street Execs, and Young Kings Entertainment, Celebs who came out to support 2 Chainz included Rich Homie Quan, Joseline Hernandez, Stevie J, Lil Scrappy, Bambi, Drumma Boy, Yung Joc, Kenny Burns, Pusha T Gates, and more!

Thanks to Mz Shyneka for the photos!

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