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Kanye West - Donda: Everything you need to know

Kanye West is reportedly dropping his highly-anticipated Donda album on Friday (July 23). It will be a follow-up to his 2019 gospel album Jesus Is King as well as to the Sunday Service Choir’s Jesus is Born.

Apple Music are expected to live-stream the album listening party as it takes place in Atlanta from 8pmET tonight (July 22).

Rumours about the rapper’s return to music began last weekend, Justin Laboy revealed via Twitter that West played the album for him, as well as for basketball player Kevin Durant in Las Vegas.

Laboy’s tweet reads: “Kanye West album is really done. When it drops this week, we probably not going to listen to anything else for a while.. Let me go enjoy all the current artist I'm listening to until then. God bless."

In another tweet, Laboy said that the album’s production was “light years ahead of its time”.

“The production is light years ahead of its time, and the bars sound like he's broke & hungry trying to get signed again. Any artist who plan on dropping soon should just push it back,” he added.

Very few details about the album have been confirmed, however, we do know that the album is named after West’s late mother, Donda West.

West teased the potential tracklist last year when he said that he was releasing the album in summer 2020 although no music was ever shared.

Some of the track titles included Praise God, God's Country, Off The Grid and Lord I Need You. These titles suggest that the upcoming album could be based on faith and God.  West shared what seemed to be an updated tracklist on Instagram on Wednesday (July 21) with many of the original songs still on there.

The only snippet we’ve had of West’s new music was thanks to a Beats by Dre advert that featured track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson.

The commercial debuted on Tuesday (July 20) and the backing music was one minute of No Child Left Behind - a track that is set to appear on West’s upcoming Donda album.

Written by Premier Gospel Presenter, Hannah Lovejoy

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