Former DONDA art director Joe Perez has revealed the original name for Kanye West’s 2013 album Yeezus was initially Thank God For Drugs. The revelation came as Perez was posting old concept designs from his tenure at the Kanye-led design firm to Instagram.
“3.2.2013 – Pre-Yeezus gif concepts – Round 2,” he captioned the post. “Before naming the album Yeezus, the title was ‘Thank God For Drugs.'”
Perez also included GIFs of the design work. The front cover design was similar to the final Yeezus cover, with the exception of the title written across the top in child-like handwriting. He displayed the back case with an image of a pipe-cleaner figure laying under a pile of prescription pills as well.
Perez noted the art featured in the design was by My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy collaborator George Condo with creative input from DONDA creative director Virgil Abloh.
Along with the casing design, Perez revealed the actual name for the album’s accompanying Yeezus Tour was originally called the Till Death Do Us Part Tour.
While Perez gave Ye fans a trip down memory lane, Ye has been grabbing headlines with Jesus Is King as well as the non-secular rant he went on following Drake’s Rap Radar interview.