Kanye West 'Donda': Release date, how to stream, tracklist of rapper’s 10th album
Yeezy season is officially here. Kanye West, who has been teasing his 10th studio album ‘Donda’ since 2019, finally confirmed the release date of the same on Tuesday, July 20. The legendary rapper, singer, and record producer recently held a secret listening party of his new full-length project in Las Vegas and he is now also planning an album release party on Thursday, July 22, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The 44-year-old rapper’s brand new project is a follow-up to his 2019 album ‘Jesus Is King’ which included guest appearances from artists namely Clipse, Ty Dolla Sign, Kenny G, Fred Hammond, Ant Clemons, along with the Sunday Service Choir. West’s album won the Top Christian Album and Top Gospel Album awards at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards and also scooped the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2021.
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Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ will hit the Internet on Friday, July 23. The release date of the highly-anticipated album was revealed via Beats by Dre advertisement aired during Game 6 of NBA Finals on July 20. The video featured the country’s fastest athlete Sha’Carri Richardson as a song called ‘No Child Left Behind’ was played in the background.
How to live stream
‘Donda’ will be up for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. Fans will also be able to enjoy the album on the rapper’s official YouTube channel.
The name of Kanye West’s much-awaited album ‘Donda’ is inspired by his mother Donda West who passed away at the age of 58 in 2007 following complications from her plastic surgery procedures. Though Kanye West has just confirmed the release date, we still eagerly wait for the official cover art. However, a leaked version has been doing the rounds of the Internet. An outline of a woman painted in all red made it to Twitter which was apparently designed by the late French-born artist Louise Bourgeois.
Furthermore, it is rumored that ‘Donda’ will be centered on God just like his previous one but it might be more in a commercial space. Complex reported that photographer Nigel D, who attended the listening event in Vegas, revealed that ‘Donda is still “centered on God,” but Kanye is also experimenting with secular sounds again, including “some slow [and] some trap, some songs could be played in a church, some in a club.” He observed, “The album is really about having faith in God and overcoming adversity. Kanye speaks on personal struggles and struggles others face. Positive messages that you can turn up to.” Nigel continued, “I thought the album would have no expletives. But there are some B’s and N’s.” Also, media personality and former basketball player Justin Laboy was present at the very private listening party along with Kevin Durant. Laboy had shared a few insights saying that Kanye West’s new record is light years ahead.
It is believed that the ‘Ye’ hitmaker’s new record will feature some of the current top artists. People who made it to the secret listening party in Las Vegas shared their observations on Twitter revealing that ‘Donda’ might see guest verses from Pusha-T, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Westside Gunn, Playboi Carti, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, and a few others.
Kane West has not shared the album trailer yet but he did drop the Beats by Dre advertisement featuring Sha’Carri Richardson on his official YouTube channel. MEAWW will keep you posted.
Apart from the cover art, Kanye West is yet to shed details on the official tracklist of ‘Donda’. However, according to various multiple reports, songs like ‘Welcome to My Life’, ‘Remote, ‘Hurricane’ featuring Lil Baby, and ‘12,000 Acres’ featuring Pusha T might make it to the album. The song ‘No Child Left Behind’ is the only officially confirmed track, as of now.