Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, almost has his next album ready, and it’s a sequel to last year’s “Donda” that’s coming out next month.
On Thursday morning, Ye announced that “Donda 2” is set to release on Feb. 22, 2022. The 2/22/22 release date is appropriate for the first sequel album he’s made in his career.
He made the announcement with a picture of his Chicago childhood home on fire, along with the news that Future will executive-produce “Donda 2.” Last year during one of his “Donda” album listening concerts, Ye famously built a replicate of his home in the center of Soldier Field in Chicago. More infamously, that was the same concert where he brought out controversial musicians Marilyn Manson and DaBaby on the steps of his house.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Ye had begun working on “Donda 2,” just a few months after the original “Donda” was released on Aug. 29, 2021, after several delays; earlier this week, Steven Victor, a Universal Music executive and longtime associate of West’s said the album is coming “sooner than you think.” However, fans of the prolific rapper know that Ye has a long relationship with album delays and projects that are announced but never fully realized, so whether or not “Donda 2” actually releases on time will likely only be revealed on the morning of Feb. 22.
“Donda,” which was named after Ye’s late mother, is up for several Grammy awards, including major categories album of the year and rap album of the year. The song “Hurricane,” featuring the Weeknd and Lil Baby, is up for best melodic rap performance, and “Jail,” featuring Jay-Z, is nominated for best rap song.