Clocking in at almost two hours, the 26-track project features high-profile guest contributions from JAY-Z, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Baby Keem, Vory, Don Toliver, Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch and the late Pop Smoke. Dr. Donda West, Ye’s late mother and the album’s namesake, can also be heard speaking throughout the album, delivering messages about family and teaching the right values to your kids.
Ye first debuted the album at a sold-out stadium in Atlanta, where he was sporting what appeared to be his unreleased adidas YEEZY 1020 boot and a red version of his YEEZY Gap Round Jacket, followed by a second Atlanta event and a third and final one in his home of Chicago. DONDA arrives a year after West initially announced it, previously stating a July 24, 2020 release. The album never materialized, evidently, despite the fact that the artist shared two different tracklists at the time. Updates on the record eventually quieted down until March this year, when CyHi The Prynce revealed that Ye was working on the album once again.
Stream Kanye West’s DONDA on Spotify and Apple Music below.
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