Now that he is finally satisfied with his new album ‘Donda’, Kanye West (44) is throwing another release party for the record. That will take place on August 5, again in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the rapper announced via social media.
‘Donda’, named after the rapper’s mother, was supposed to be released on July 23. The night before, the musician held a big ‘listening event’ to share his new music with his fans. The next day, however, he entered a makeshift studio in the stadium because he still wanted to tinker with the album.
Earlier this week, TMZ reported that there were rumors that a second release party would be coming. Reportedly, concert organizer Live Nation was less enthusiastic about the idea. The company would fear that the rapper will sell few tickets because he repeats himself.
It’s not clear what Kanye is up to at the second edition of his album celebration. Last time, the rapper stood in the middle of the stadium in Atlanta, quietly moving along, occasionally saying something through a microphone while the album was playing.
‘Donda’ was supposed to be released last year, but even then the rapper was not happy with the music. For Kanye, delay is not an unusual move, because he often decided to dive into the studio at the very last minute. Similarly, the release of his previous album ‘Jesus Is King’ (2019) was also postponed a few times.