Xist Music recording artist Gemstones announced the new release date of his long-awaited full-length album Blind Elephant on Thursday.

Previously targeted to drop on Feb. 24, Blind Elephant is now set to be released on April 7.

Despite changing labels, personal battles, several push backs and even a “false alarm,” the much-hyped project from Gemstones will see the light of day. Featuring production from classic hit-making producer J.R., among others, Xist Music CEO T. Black is confident that hip-hop fans of all stripes will be blown away by the content.

“Sometimes bringing art at its highest level is an extremely painstaking and frustrating process,” he said. “It can wear on the artist, and it definitely challenges us from a business standpoint. But, Gemstones fans deserve to get this album the way that it should be experienced, and trust me: Gemstones delivers!”

Gemstones’ first single “Circles” — and powerful accompanying video — debuted in December on iTunes and in all digital stores.

In addition to unveiling the album cover, he is also prepping the release of his next visual, the first of two follow-up singles leading up to the April release date. Excited fans will be able to catch the wordplay maestro performing live on the yet-to-be-announced Blind Elephant promo tour, hitting select cities near the first of April.

Gemstones himself took to social media to sound the alarm about impending doom for all obstacles between him and the release of his project.

“The devil can slow me down but he can’t stop me,” Gemstones posted. “Blind Elephant is ready to go! Gemstones for life!”

Gemstones released of his mixtape Elephant In The Room in Nov. 2012 to rave reviews. Late in 2013, he signed a deal with Xist Music following a protracted bidding war between several Christian hip-hop labels.

Originally going by the name Gemini, Gemstones is perhaps best known for being signed to rapper Lupe Fiasco’s 1st and 15th record label and for having co-written numerous hits with the fellow Chicago emcee.