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Kanye West announces second Donda album to be released next month

By | Published on Friday 28 January 2022

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Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ – I think we can all agree – was an overlong, over-worked, pointlessly delayed and largely disappointing album. So you’ll be pleased to know that a sequel is coming next month. ‘Donda 2’ will be released on 22 Feb. Possibly.

It’s been rumoured for weeks now that West was busy working on a second ‘Donda’ album, and last night the rapper confirmed it in an Instagram post. He also confirmed that the project is being executive produced by Future.

The first edition of ‘Donda’, of course, was released last August. But the two hour, 27 track album had been heavily delayed.

Originally scheduled to come out in 2020, it was announced in July last year that the album would finally be released after a playback event at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium that month. However, although the event went ahead, the album release did not, and it then emerged that West had set up a makeshift studio backstage at the venue in order to continue working on the record.

A second listening event was then scheduled two weeks later with a new promise that a release would happen the following weekend, but again the album did not appear. Finally, a third event took place at Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium and the by then frequently updating expected release date on an iTunes pre-order page finally settled on 29 Aug.

When the album came out on that date, West then complained that it had been released without his approval, and made various updates to the record post-release. So, yeah, we’ll see if ‘Donda 2’ arrives next month. I wouldn’t get your hopes up.