August 12, 2022

Kanye West declares ‘Donda 2’ album, launch date

Kanye West could have new music coming prior to later. The producer/rapper introduced by way of social media that he will likely be releasing Donda 2 on Feb. 22.

West posted a photograph of his childhood house on hearth, elevated within the sky like a billboard, to Instagram on Thursday with the caption “DONDA2 COMING 2 22 22 EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FUTURE.”

The burning home imagery replicates West torching a life-sized reproduction of his childhood house throughout his third and last Donda listening session at Chicago’s Soldier Subject final August. No different particulars so far as visitor artists or a tracklist got.

Future and West have solely collaborated on music a handful of instances prior to now. West was a visitor rapper on Future’s “I Received” from his 2014 sophomore album, Sincere. Future appeared on Pusha T’s 2013 monitor “Ache,” co-produced by West.

Kanye West (Picture: Brad Barket/Getty Photographs)

Regardless of their restricted collaborations prior to now, West and Future have been seen collectively regularly over the previous two months. The “Masks Off” rapper introduced out the Chicago mogul as a visitor throughout his 2021 Rolling Loud set in December. The 2 additionally threw a shock New Year’s Eve social gathering in Miami.

It was at that Miami social gathering that West met his current girlfriend, actress Julia Fox, who stated on a Jan. 13 episode of her Spotify Podcast, Forbidden Fruits, that West and Future have been working collectively on music within the studio, and the songs she’s heard are “f— insane.”

The 22-time Grammy winner is barely 5 months faraway from the discharge of his tenth solo album, Donda, debuting at primary on the Billboard 200 chart following its August launch with 309,000 album-equivalent items earned its first week.

A deluxe model of Donda was launched in November, extending the tracklist from 27 songs to 32, together with the beforehand leaked collaboration with Andre 3000, “Lifetime of the Celebration,” as theGrio reported.

Donda, named after his deceased mom, Dr. Donda West, accounts for 4 of West’s 5 Grammy Award nominations this coming April, together with Album of the Yr, Greatest Rap Album, Greatest Rap Track for “Jail,” that includes Jay-Z, and Greatest Melodic Rap Efficiency from “Hurricane,” that includes The Weeknd and Lil Child.

Celebrities Attend The Dallas Mavericks Vs Atlanta Hawks 2018-2019 NBA Home Opener Game
Rapper Future performs at an NBA recreation on Oct. 24, 2018 at State Farm Enviornment in Atlanta, Georgia. (Picture by Paras Griffin/Getty Photographs)

Though West has introduced there will likely be a brand new album, he has a historical past of saying titles which are by no means launched. In September 2018, simply three months after his eighth album, Ye, dropped, West announced the Yandhi album and started to put it on the market with a Sept. 29 launch date. Nonetheless, it was by no means formally launched.

In November 2019, he teased the discharge of a sequel to his Jesus Is King album, to be blended by Dr. Dre, however that additionally by no means got here to be.

Even when Donda 2 does see the sunshine of day, it’s not anticipated to drop on Feb. 22. Most of West’s albums didn’t come out on the date they had been first scheduled. From his 2004 debut The Faculty Dropout, to the discharge of his 2012 G.O.O.D. music compilation Merciless Summer season, all however one in all his albums had been delayed, in keeping with Complex. The exception, 2007’s Commencement, was launched every week sooner than the unique date.

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