Kanye West performs for inmates at Harris County Jail
Kanye West is expected to release his new album, Donna, today (Friday July 23).
The rapper hosted a big listening party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, attended by around 42,000 fans who paid between $ 20 and $ 100 per ticket.
In typical Kanye fashion, he would have shown up at 9:50 p.m. EST, past the scheduled launch time of 8 p.m.
West apparently didn’t say anything during the 48 minutes he spent walking around the stadium. Instead, fans played the new material aloud over the stadium speakers, United States today reports,
Donda is named after West’s mother, Donda West, who died in 2007 at the age of 58. She was reportedly heard on the album featuring a song.
West has previously said he will drop out Donda in July of last year, but the album never transpired. West has a reputation for missing his projects’ release dates, something fans are already joking about. Donda.
Friday morning BST, the album still hadn’t been released, sparking both frustration and amusement among fans.
At least in Waiting for Godot, the characters had to talk to while they waited. Sharing our collective angst on Twitter doesn’t count.
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 10:32 AM
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 10:17 AM
A reliable source tells me Donda IS coming up, it’s apparently being uploaded to streaming services (I guess they were concerned about the leaks, so they left it at the last minute ?!)
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 10:01 AM
Here are some of my thoughts on Kanye’s latest studio album, Jesus is King of 2019:
“It’s not surprising, but no less disappointing, that with all of West’s last minute interference with the album’s mixes, the record lacks cohesion.Jesus is king More like a collection of well-produced skits than a full studio album, and fans will no doubt be wondering if all the hype and stress leading up to its unveiling was worth it. “You’ll love your neighbor, not divide,” West raps on “On God.” But on this album and as an artist, divide is all it seems to do.
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 09:45
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 09:23
I texted Kanye’s UK publicist asking if he knew anything, so my fingers crossed that I could have an answer soon, but knowing Kanye / the previous past I can imagine the only person who has any idea what’s going on with the album is the man himself. And even then …
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 9:08 AM
There are a lot of collaborations on this album including Pusha T, Lil Baby and Travis Scott – obviously everyone is most excited that Jay-Z has a verse on what would be the last track on the album. . Hov apparently also teased a possible sequel to their 2011 album. Look at the throne, so it seems that they have definitely patched up their relationship.
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 8:47 AM
I see reports that Spotify is “broken” because so many Kanye fans are checking to see if his album has already been released. I can answer this question for you: no, it is not.
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 8:23 AM
Honestly, those reactions.
Seriously, is there a limit to how many times fans will go through this before they stop caring? There are several theories as to why the album has not yet been released – the most likely (in my opinion) is that Kanye was not happy with the crowd reaction to the songs and went back to the studio to fiddle with them a bit. more. . Which would be a very Kanye thing to do (remember he made changes to Yes in 2018 after its release, and before that Fri de Pablo?).
Roisin O’ConnorJuly 23, 2021 8:11 AM
Here’s a photo of Kanye getting ready for the album listening party: