DONDA may finally see the light.
While fans eagerly await his oft-delayed album, Kanye West recently hit the studio with Tyler, the Creator. Consequence shared a short video of a masked Ye and Tyler appearing to work on new music.
“ConsTV Exclusive Ye x Tyler Epic Level Summer 21,” he captioned the muted clip.
Ye x Tyler
— Consequence (@ItsTheCons) July 17, 2021
Fans also noticed a whiteboard in the background with a tentative DONDA tracklist that shows 10-11 tracks. As HipHop-N-More points out, some of the titles are the same from the tracklist that surfaced one year ago including “24” and “Hurricane.” Other new track titles include “Remote,” “Daylight,” “Jonah,” and “No Child Left Behind.”
Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ tracklist has been spotted in the studio where he was recording‼️😳 pic.twitter.com/rHdozTf3Y4
— RapTV (@raptvcom) July 17, 2021
Additionally, it appears that Kanye plans to preview the long-awaited project tonight in Las Vegas. An alleged invitation for an invite-only listening party claims that the event will take place at 6:30 p.m. and no cell phones are allowed.
JUST IN: Kanye West is reportedly having a listening party for his next album today‼️🔥 pic.twitter.com/uFtq7a9eDE
— RapTV (@raptvcom) July 18, 2021
DONDA has been a long time coming. In honor of Kanye’s birthday last month, his manager Abou “Bu” Thiam announced that an album was on the way.
DONDA, the follow-up 2019’s Jesus Is King, was slated to drop last July before being delayed several times. The album was previously titled God’s Country, but was changed to honor his mother, the late Donda West, who died in 2007 from surgery complications.
UPDATE: Kanye has shared an updated tracklist for DONDA ahead of its Friday release.