Wake The Dead

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Wake The Dead is an unreleased song by Kanye West intended for his ninth studio album Jesus Is King.

The song was originally teased on Consequence's Instagram livestream. It features West singing the words "time off" repeatedly.

A snippet with alternate production surfaced late January 2020.

On February 21, 2020, there was a group buy for Wake The Dead from an unidentified seller in possession of the track and willing to sell it for $2000. Verified Kanye insider "Alek" served as a middle man between the seller and the group buyers. Approximately two and a half hours after the initial announcement it was announced that the price was lowered to $1700 due to the track being partially finished and containing mumbling. At 6:48pm on February 22, it was announced that if the group buy were to finish within the next four hours a Yandhi-era demo would also be leaked. The group buy successfully finished at 11:33pm.

The unreleased Ant Clemons track "Blessings" featuring Quentin Miller was leaked as a bonus early the next day on February 23.

Wake The Dead was leaked on February 24, 2020.

Unreleased Versions[edit]

Title Length Version Additional info
Wake The Dead 2:28 Demo Leaked February 24, 2020, has both the production from the Consequence snippet and the HQ snippet