Kanye West is gearing up for the release of a highly anticipated new album, and fans are buzzing with excitement as it’s rumored to bring back the iconic “old Kanye” sound. TMZ reports that Ye has been diligently working on this upcoming LP while enjoying his time in Italy with his wife, Bianca Censori.
According to inside sources, Kanye has already completed a staggering 10 songs just this week, and what’s even more promising is that he’s said to be in a “great headspace.” He’s been collaborating with his frequent musical partners, including the talented 88 Keys and Ty Dolla $ign, which has undoubtedly added to the anticipation surrounding the project.
Earlier this month, fans got a taste of what’s to come when Kanye West previewed an unreleased track at a London fashion show. The track featured a shout-out to the renowned celebrity jeweler Johnny Dang. Despite the excitement building around the album, there’s still no official release date in sight. Some speculate that Kanye might decide to drop the album without the backing of a major record label, just as he did with his last release, “Donda,” in 2021.
In the lead-up to this new project, Kanye’s music vault has experienced a series of leaks, with “Jesus Is King II,” his collaborative album with Dr. Dre, leaking in its entirety. This project comprises 15 tracks and boasts an impressive lineup of guest artists, including Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Travis Scott, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Anderson .Paak, A$AP Ferg, and Marsha Ambrosius.
“Jesus Is King II” mainly features remixed versions of songs from its predecessor, with tracks like “Water,” “Everything We Need,” and “God Is” receiving exciting makeovers courtesy of Dr. Dre. Additionally, fans can look forward to new Kanye verses and guest appearances, such as Dr. Dre and Anderson .Paak on “Closed On Sunday,” Travis Scott on “Hands On,” and Eminem on “Use This Gospel.”
Among the fresh tracks on the album are “This is the Glory” featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, “Blood of the Lamb” with Pusha T, “L.A. Monster” with A$AP Ferg, and “Our King” featuring Dre and 2 Chainz. It’s shaping up to be an unforgettable musical journey.
In a surprising turn of events, a visual album called “Donda: With Child” also leaked in full, accompanied by an almost 35-minute video directed by Vanessa Beecroft. Originally intended for release in 2020, this project is an early version of Kanye’s “Donda” LP that eventually dropped the following year.
“Donda: With Child” features several audio clips of Kanye’s beloved mother, Donda West, and includes some songs that made it to the official “Donda” release, albeit with notable changes. Notably, Pusha T takes on both guest verse and hook duties on “Off the Grid,” while Big Sean and Ant Clemons replace Lil Baby and The Weeknd on “Hurricane.” Additionally, KayCyy and The Sunday Service Choir make appearances on a revamped, drill-flavored version of “24.”
Furthermore, the leaked tracklist on Reddit has hinted at several unreleased tracks, featuring collaborations with artists like Travis Scott, James Blake, Sheck Wes, and Saint JHN. This unexpected treasure trove of leaked content has certainly added to the excitement and intrigue surrounding Kanye West’s upcoming musical offerings. Fans can hardly wait to see what the creative genius has in store for them with his new album and the leaked “Donda: With Child” project.