Kanye west when rapped on Lloyd Banks’ 2010 track “Start It Up”, “They say good things come to those who wait / So I’m at least about an hour late.” How about a full year? Twelve months after tweeting that he was releasing his new album, Donna, on July 24, 2020, it now looks like ‘Ye’s new album could be released on July 24.
‘Ye has been low-key about the effort since he did not fall last year on the given date. But over the weekend, the rumor started to circulate that the billionaire from Chicago could be on the verge of abandoning a new project.
Last night (July 18), photographer and digital content creator Nigel D. Presents shared a play-by-play via a series of tweets from his experience at Yeezy’s album listening event , which became somewhat known to the public after an “invitation only” for the event began to circulate on the net.
“So they took phones of course. It was about 10 feet from Kanye while Usher was sitting across from me,” Nigel started. “Went out with a full face mask and gloves. I took off a glove to control the laptop and play music. Before the show started, they aired 2 commercials that will air in the finale of the NBA with Sha’Carri Richardson. had 4 young prodigies playing piano in the center. There was audio from his mother, I believe. “
The famous photog continues: “Kanye then played a track with him and Pusha T while rapping back and forth. Fireeeeee. Then he had a track with Lil Baby and I was ready to party. The music is still on. God centered but there is variety in the sounds. Some slow, some pitfalls, etc. Some songs could be played in a church, others in a club. So Kanye had a long playlist on his laptop at that he was playing from. So I wonder what songs are really going to make the final version. “
Nigel also shares that Kanye’s next offering will likely be a gospel album. He types, “So I think there were a lot of church members there. So he’s got this track where the chorus says ‘I know God blew on it.’ There was a beat you wouldn’t expect from a gospel song. If the church people turned. There were a few interludes. One of them, a woman said Donda 50 times. love the versatility of the album. There were a few tracks that I wanted to shout out, but security could have Jazzy Jeff making me. “
The photographer adds: “He mentioned that the paparazzi were treating his marriage like a tangle. He also said something about a ‘neighbor’ but I don’t know the exact words. I thought the album would have no swearing. But there are B’s and N’s. So Kanye tried to rush and turn the music down when the B’s were flying because we were I’m a church. The album is really about having faith in God and to overcome adversity. Kanye talks about personal struggles and the struggles others face. Positive messages that you can turn to. “
Internet personality Justin Laboy also took to Twitter on Sunday night to reveal that “Ye had played the new album for himself and NBA star Kevin Durant in Las Vegas, teasing the offer was over.
“Kanye West’s album is really done,” says Justin Laboy. “When it drops this week, we probably won’t be listening to anything else for a while. Let me enjoy all the current artists I’ve been listening to so far. God bless you #Respectfully. Kanye had Kevin Durant at 7 feet tall dancing as the album played. Damn was bonkers. Ok, I’m really out this time #Respectfully. Kanye performed his new album for me and @ KDTrey5 last night in Vegas. “
He also writes, “Dude, listen! The production is light years away from the hour, and the bars sound like he’s broke and hungry trying to sign again. Any artist planning to retire soon should just push it away #Respectfully. “
On Saturday July 17, a video of Tyler, The Creator and Kanye in the studio surfaced online. On the wall in the background, what appears to be a tracklist for the Donda the album is written on a dry erase board.
Then, the aforementioned purported email invitation surfaced on the internet for a private “by special invitation only” album listening party that took place on Sunday (July 18). Others pointed out that “All Falls Down” collaborator Syleena Johnson hinted that she was working on a new project in a recent cryptic Instagram post where she is decked out in Kanye gear. “I took my heart and my voice to San Francisco right away to work on something OUT OF THIS WORLD,” she captioned the photo. “I went vintage @kanyewest on the outfit today with the original College Dropout hoodie I got from him in 2004. Then, of course, the good Zebra yeezys.”
In the year since Kanye was originally supposed to drop out of the LP, he has been through a number of life-changing events, including a failed presidential campaign and the aftermath of it, and a high profile divorce. Now it looks like Kanye is ready to hit fans with album # 10.
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