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Kanye West to release his tenth studio album DONDA on July 24…and unveils complete track list

Kanye West to release his tenth studio album DONDA on July 24… and unveils complete track list in a now deleted tweet

Kanye West took to Twitter on Saturday to announced the July 24 release of his highly anticipated tenth studio album DONDA.

In a now deleted tweet, the 43-year-old rapper attached what appeared to be a complete track list, consisting of a total of 20 songs. 

West’s tweeted – and then deleted – announcement comes nearly a week after the release of the impending album’s title track DONDA.

DONDA: Kanye West took to Twitter on Saturday to announced the July 24 release of his highly anticipated tenth studio album DONDA

DONDA leads with the track of the same name, followed by 24, I Feel Terrific, Futur Bounce, Keep My Spirit Alive, Lord I Need You, Off The Grid, SKMRRR, In God’s Country, and God’s Country.

The second half of the track list consists of Welcome To My Life, Up From The Ashes, Tell The Vision, the already released song Wash Us In The Blood (featuring Travis Scott), Everything, New Body, Hold The Line, Praise God, Life Of The Party, and the final track Hurricane. 

The album’s name and title track make reference to the rapper’s late mother Donda West, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 58 due to complications caused by a cosmetic procedure.

‘In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday,’ wrote West last Sunday, as he unveiled the song and coinciding music video to his nearly 30million Twitter followers. 

20 new songs: In a now deleted tweet, the 43-year-old rapper attached what appeared to be a complete track list, consisting of a total of 20 songs; Kanye pictured in February

20 new songs: In a now deleted tweet, the 43-year-old rapper attached what appeared to be a complete track list, consisting of a total of 20 songs; Kanye pictured in February

For the first minute and 30-seconds of the emotional track, Kanye’s mother recites the lyrics of rapper KRS-One’s hit song Sound Of Da Police, while a gospel-style track hummed in the background.  

Donda’s powerful delivery of KRS-One’s lyrics comes to an end at the one-minute and 30-second mark, in which Kanye jumps in.  

At one particularly emotional part of the song, Kanye directly addressed his late mother and directly acknowledges his stubborn nature.   

Dedication: The album's name and title track make reference to the rapper's late mother Donda West, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 58 due to complications caused by a cosmetic procedure

Dedication: The album’s name and title track make reference to the rapper’s late mother Donda West, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 58 due to complications caused by a cosmetic procedure

‘Momma I need you to tuck me in / I done made some mistakes and they rubbed them in / I know you and Grandma had enough of them / Why I gotta be so stubborn, then?’

As he raps the thoughtful lines, a vintage video of the rapper and his mother enjoying a laugh together appears on screen.

In the video, Kanye can be seen rapping inaudibly next to his visibly proud mom before placing his arm around her and gesturing the camera to aim in her direction. 

DONDA’s release came nearly two-weeks after the release of Kanye’s track Wash Us In The Blood featuring fellow rapper Travis Scott.

 

Throwback: 'In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday,' tweeted West last Sunday

Throwback: ‘In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday,’ tweeted West last Sunday

DONDA: The emotional song - titled DONDA - is presumed to appear on Kanye's forthcoming album DONDA

DONDA: The emotional song – titled DONDA – is presumed to appear on Kanye’s forthcoming album DONDA

Wash Us In The Blood was announced as the lead single for Kanye’s forthcoming album, but the name of the album was not revealed at that time.

West shocked fans of the Fourth Of July when he announced that he would be running for president of the United States in 2020 election.

And as of Wednesday, the Heartless rapper has officially made his way onto the presidential ballot in Oklahoma, after filing the proper paperwork and forking over $35,000 to run as independent candidate in the state.

President West: West shocked fans of the Fourth Of July when he announced that he would be running for president of the United States in 2020 election; Kanye pictured in 2015

President West: West shocked fans of the Fourth Of July when he announced that he would be running for president of the United States in 2020 election; Kanye pictured in 2015

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