Donda is the tenth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. The album’s title paid homage to Kanye’s mother, Donda West, who died at age 58 in 2007. Donda is also the name of Kanye’s creative content company he launched in 2012.
The star-studded album boasts numerous features throughout the versions, including Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Pusha-T, The Weeknd, Fivio Foreign, Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Baby Keem, Young Thug, Vory, Kaycyy, Roddy Ricch, Lil Durk, 070 Shake, Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Jay Electronica, Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, Styles P., Larry Hoover, Jr., Jhe Rooga, Pop Smoke, Francis and the Lights, Sunday Service Choir, Don Toliver, and Lil Baby.
The album was initially set to be released on July 24, 2020, but was later delayed indefinitely. Multiple sources, including Def Jam, announced a July 23, 2021 release date; the album remained unreleased on that date. Release dates between August 6 and August 15 were speculated, but were later revised to August 20, and later changed again to August 27, with the latter date also announced by West’s manager, Bu Thiam Following a listening party at Soldier Field on August 27, the album was released on August 29.