Report: Kanye West to release new album this week

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It’s seems Kanye West‘s highly-anticipated album, DONDA, might finally see the light of day. 

On Sunday, Justin Laboy shared to social media that the oft-delayed record would be released this week. Alongside a meme that read, “He kills every beat, every hook, and every verse who is he?,” Laboy answered, “LETS ARGUE His name is @kanyewest & this week he’s dropping another classic album. DONT @ ME #Respectfully.”

In two prior tweets, Laboy shared that he’d already heard the album, courtesy of Kanye. 

“Kanye played his new album for me & @KDTrey5 last night in Vegas,” Laboy wrote. “Man listen! The production is light years ahead of it’s [sic] 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 #Respectfully.”


Laboy isn’t the only one to tease Kanye’s new music. On Saturday, Consequence shared a muted clip of the rapper and Tyler, the Creator in the studio. He captioned the clip, “ConsTV Exclusive Ye x Tyler Epic Level Summer 21.”

Fans also noticed what appeared to be a track list of about 10 songs in the background of the video, some of which were the same as the track list that surfaced over a year ago, including “24” and “Hurricane,” as Hiphop-N-More notes. 

Kanye first announced DONDA would be released on July 24, 2020, before several delays plagued the project. The title of the album, which is a follow-up to 2019’s Jesus Is King, honors his late mother, Donda West, who died in 2017 from surgery complications. 

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