After weeks of tweaking and editing the project in real-time with feedback coming directly from fans, Kanye West has released his highly-anticipated tenth studio album Donda. The project arrives via GOOD Music and Def Jam.
Clocking in at a whopping 27-tracks, Donda has a 109-minute run time. The album features a stacked lineup of featured artists including Stalone and Tony Williams on “Donda,” The Weeknd and Lil Baby on “Hurricane,” Young Thug on “Remote Control,” Kid Cudi and Don Toliver on “Moon,” Pop Smoke on “Tell The Vision” and Francis & the Lights and Jay-Z on “Jail.”
The album also features appearances from DaBaby, Marilyn Manson, Chris Brown, Lil Durk, Vory, Lil Yachty, Favio Foreign, Playboi Carti, Syleena Johnson, Travis Scott, Baby Keem, West’s Sunday Service Choir, Jay Electronica, Swizz Beats, Conway the Machine, KayCyy, Westside Gunn, Shenseea, Rooga, the LOX, and Ty Dolla Sign.
In July, West held the first of three listening parties, “Kanye West Presents: A Donda Listening Event,” live to a full crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The rapper brought out special guests and used his audience as a sounding board for the then-incomplete album. Following the event, West set up a studio in one of the stadium’s locker rooms, turning the area into his temporary residence as he tweaked the album to his satisfaction.
In early August, West held the second listening event, “Kanye West Presents: The Donda Album Release,” also at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The third event, “Kanye West Presents: The Donda Album Experience,” was held just days before the release of Donda at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
With no official release date shared following the listening events, the album’s midday release on a Sunday came as a surprise to fans who have been following West’s unconventional creative process.