Set the Date! Kanye West Reveals New 'Donda' Launch Particulars

Set the Date! Kanye West Reveals New 'Donda' Launch Particulars

He’s again! Kanye West has been teasing an album known as Donda for over one 12 months, and the report is lastly right here.

The 44-year-old rapper previewed his tenth LP in a brand new Beats industrial launched on Tuesday, July 20, that featured observe star Sha’Carri Richardson and a clip of a brand new tune titled “No Baby Left Behind.” In response to the advert, Donda is due out Friday, July 23. Two days later, he kicked off the discharge with a listening occasion at an Atlanta stadium, which his estranged spouse, Kim Kardashian, attended with their 4 youngsters and her sister Khloé Kardashian.

The “Well-known” rapper’s final album, 2019’s Jesus Is King, was spiritual in theme, and earlier than its launch, followers questioned if Donda would fall alongside the identical traces. In a 2020 interview with GQ, the Grammy winner hinted that he was now not considering making secular music and would moderately follow gospel-influenced sounds.

“I used to be considering of not rapping once more, as a result of I rapped for the satan so lengthy that I didn’t even know the best way to rap for God,” he instructed the journal. “Then one in every of my pastors instructed me, ‘My son simply stated that he would desire a rap album about Jesus from Kanye West.’ He didn’t say, ‘Kanye West, you need to do that,’ or, ‘You’ll want to do that.’ He simply instructed me one thing {that a} baby stated. And that one factor made the distinction.”

There’s additionally a chance his household will come up within the lyrics, if not within the precise music. When he made his return to Instagram on Tuesday after an extended hiatus, he did so sporting gold chains bearing the names of his 4 youngsters with the 40-year-old actuality star: North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2. His eldest daughter has beforehand expressed curiosity in following in her dad’s footsteps, singing on the runway at his Yeezy Season 8 trend present in Paris final 12 months.

The “Closed on Sunday” artist has introduced launch dates earlier than after which did not ship his promised album, however this time his collaborators had been assured that Donda was completed and prepared for listeners.

“Kanye West album is absolutely executed,” Revolt TV host Justin Laboy tweeted on Sunday, July 18, after attending an invite-only listening social gathering in Las Vegas. “When it drops this week, we in all probability not going to take heed to anything for some time.”

In response to one other fortunate invitee, the album attracts on a wide range of genres together with lure and gospel. “He had a observe with Lil Child and I used to be able to social gathering,” photographer Nigel D. tweeted on Sunday. “The music continues to be centered on God however there’s a selection in sounds. Some gradual, some lure, and so on. Some songs could possibly be performed in a church, some in a membership.”

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