Kanye West & Jay-Z Reunite On 'Donda'
By Lauren Crawford
July 23, 2021
The Throne is back!
On Thursday (July 22), Kanye West premiered his 10th studio album DONDA with a listening event at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Ye played his album from beginning to end, surprising the crowd with its numerous features including Travis Scott, Pusha T, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, Don Toliver, and others. One of the biggest surprises though came when Ye played the final track, which featured Jay-Z. The song marks Ye and HOV's first collaboration since Jay-Z's cameo on Drake’s “Pop Style” in 2016.
“I told him to stop all that red cap, we going home,” Jay raps on the song. “This might be the return of the Throne. Hova and Yeezus, like Moses and Jesus.”
The once frequent collaborators, who have been reportedly feuding for the last few years, appear to have recently made amends — possibly even as recent as Thursday (July 22) — as Young Guru revealed on Twitter Thursday that “HOV did the verse today!!!! At 4pm."
DONDA is named after Kanye's late mother, Donda West, who died in 2007 following plastic surgery complications.
While the album was scheduled to drop at midnight on Friday (July 23) — hours after the live listening party — fans were still waiting for its arrival as of 12pm ET on Friday.