- 27 Jan 22
West released 'DONDA' on August 29, 2021 after multiple delays and several changes to the album itself.
Kanye West has shared an Instagram post confirming the forthcoming release of DONDA 2, executive produced by FUTURE.
Speculation about a sequel album to DONDA has been mounting in recent weeks, with Steven Victor – who worked with West as the COO of his label G.O.O.D. Music – recently claiming that the prolific rapper and producer was working on “his new masterpiece”.
Now legally known as Ye, the Chicago native has since taken to social media to announce that the follow-up to last year’s DONDA will arrive on February 22.
“DONDA2 COMING 2 22 22 EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FUTURE,” West wrote on Instagram. The post comes alongside an edited image of his mother's home on fire, with the release date displayed on the side.
Kanye was seen working in the studio with rappers Scarface and Blueface in the past month alone. Ye was also said to be collaborating with both Post Malone and Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes last September.
The progress of DONDA was originally charted through several listening parties, where West would make changes to it following each one. It eventually landed last August, though controversies arose after alleged serial abuser Marilyn Manson was featured. He also claimed Universal dropped the album without his permission.
Last week, Ye released the music video for 'Heaven and Hell' alongside the announcement of his three-part Netflix documentary Jeen-yuhs. Directed by Coodie & Chike, the trilogy follows the Grammy Award winner's rise to fame over the last two decades. The first part will receive a theatrical release on February 10 with the second and third episodes coming a week later to the streaming platform.