Apparently the paperwork has been completed and approved for this former A+ list rapper’s tax exemption.
Kanye’s Sunday Services Are Getting an Album
Poopy-di scoop, scoop-diddy whoop. Amen. On Thursday afternoon, future attorney Kim Kardashian West took a break from cramming for the bar (one can only presume) to tease a new Kanye West album release on Twitter.
The post, which was not quite Taylor Swift levels of cryptic, features a handwritten track list with the title JESUS IS KING, with the date September 27 written along the bottom. It looks like Ye isn’t following his M.O. of producing concise, seven-track albums for his G.O.O.D. Music label, because this teased track list has 12 titles, including:
Wake the Dead
Through the Valley
How Does Kanye West Get Away With Selling $50 Church Socks?
“You know they say the best things in life are free,” Kanye West once claimed on his song “Good Life,” but apparently that doesn’t apply to the apparel he’s trying to license under the name Sunday Service.
The entrepreneur and rap artist is used to being in the headlines for a wide variety of topics. From his controversial political views to his public struggles with mental health to his marriage into one of the most talked-about families in the world to his foray into the fashion world, Kanye West is sure to grab attention wherever he goes.
The latest round of attention is coming from an interesting legal request. Mascotte Holdings, Inc., which has previously applied for trademarks on behalf of West, has recently filed for a trademark on the term “Sunday Service” when it refers to apparel including shirts, pants, loungewear, scarves, and—yes—socks.
While most people recognize West as a musician, that’s actually not the main source of his income these days. In fact, as recently as 2016, the artist admitted to being deeply in debt.
Today, however, he seems to be finding his financial footing through the fashion industry. His shoe business, in particular, is a huge source of income and drives his brand’s image.
The trademark request to give West exclusive rights over the use of the term “Sunday Service” on apparel items may mean that there is a new venture on the horizon. His past actions might signal the opportunities he has in mind for the brand.
At Coachella, West put on a Sunday Service and also sold associated merchandise. Many people were aghast about both the cost of products and the promotion of such sales on Easter Sunday. West’s merchandise featured $50 socks with phrases like “CHURCH SOCKS” and “JESUS WALKS” written across each of them. Other items included $70 T-shirts and sweatpants for up to $195. – Source