Speculation, clues and rumors have spiraled out of control on the internet over the past few days which Kanye west could be release his long-awaited album, Donda, soon. However, the Chicago rapper has since ceased the whispers and subtly announced that the LP will arrive this week in the middle of the premiere of a new track in Game 6 of the NBA Finals tonight.
On Tuesday night (July 20), during a brief hiatus from the championship-defining potential showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns, ‘Ye delivered a new joint called “No Child Left Behind” in conjunction with Apple’s Beats by Dre via an ad featuring agile sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson. In the announcement, Yeezy confirmed that his 10th solo album will be released on Friday (July 23).
At the start of the visual, tagged and edited by Yeezy himself, the words on the far right of the ad read: “Kanye West ‘No Child Left Behind’ Donda Drops This Friday Listening Event Livestream on Apple Music Thursday at 8 p.m. EST. “
On the track, featuring Yeezy’s signature chords, a voice that sounds like that of artist DreamChasers Records Vory, melodically rhymes: “Back / I used my back against the wall / I never took on you all / Never rely on you / Always rely on God. Soon after, “Ye walks in and repeatedly hums,” He worked miracles on me. “
As for the visual, Richardson is seen kneeling on the starting blocks of the track before the camera completely films her, showing her running in slow motion and also still as if catching her breath after finishing a race. The ad ends with the phrase “Live Your Truth” in white letters.
Richardson posted the ad on his Instagram page with a caption that revealed another new Kanye song Donda the album will debut tomorrow night.
“There will be ups and downs in life, but it’s important to remember to RUN YOUR OWN RUN.
Love @beatsbydre and @kanyewest for the support.
Another commercial and another new song by Ye will be released tomorrow!
DONDA release Friday! Let’s go, ”she wrote.
Donda will be premiered in full during a sold-out listening at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday, July 22. This particular event will also be broadcast live on Apple Music.
Ye’s next LP is the sequel to his 2019 efforts, Jesus is king.
Kanye is one of several rappers, including Drake, Snoop Dogg and Cardi B alongside Richardson, who received a one-month suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Association after testing positive for marijuana after winning first place in the 100-meter at the United States Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon , June 19.
Following Richardson’s 30-day suspension, it was revealed that she will not be competing in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
The 21-year-old sprinter has opened up about testing positive for the drug and said she used marijuana to cope with “emotional panic” after the recent loss of her birth mother.
Richardson tweeted earlier this month: “I’m sorry I can’t be all of you Olympic champion this year, but I promise I’ll be your world champion next year.”
Take a look below for an excerpt from Kanye westthe new song from “No Child Left Behind” via a Beats by Dre commercial featuring sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson.