Kanye West Pushes Release of New Album “Donda” to August 6th

Kanye West performs at The Meadows Music and Arts Festival in 2016
Kanye West performs at The Meadows Music and Arts Festival in 2016. Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (6069800ag)

Music fans will have to wait a bit longer to hear Kanye West’s highly-anticipated new album Donda. The Atlanta rapper decided to skip the previous release date of July 23rd and will instead present the record on August 6th.

The new release date was confirmed by West’s representatives in a statement to Pitchfork. This comes after the social media star and TV personality Justin LaBoy also mentioned August 6th as a new release date.

In a Twitter post, LaBoy wrote that West opted to push the release date in order to “give his fans the best possible product without rushing anything.”

Donda will be Kanye West’s 10th studio effort and follows the 2019’s release Jesus is Born. The album is set to feature a number of high-profile guests, including Jay-Z, the late Pop Smoke, Pusha T, Playboi Carti, and Travis Scott, among others.

Some fans already had a chance to listen to the record last week during the Donda listening party that was organized at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. After the party wrapped up, West reportedly took a temporary residence at the stadium and converted one of the locker rooms into a studio. He used the opportunity to put the finishing touches on the record and finish the mixing with producer Mike Dean.