Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, has announced that his upcoming ‘DONDA 2’ album will be dropping sooner than expected.
The rapper dropped his chart-topping ‘DONDA’ album late last year and has since revealed that a follow up album will be coming to fans “sooner than you think,” alongside an album by Kanye’s fellow rapper Pusha T.
According to Steven Victor, head of A&R at Def Jam Recordings, "The Pusha album is coming sooner than you think. And we’re dropping back to back to back. You know when the President comes to town and they have the procession and all that, and the trucks, and it feels never-ending? That’s how we’re coming this year. Tonight, we’re leaving here and going to the studio. We’re working on 'Donda 2 'and we’re putting the finishing touches on Pusha’s album. ['Donda 2'] coming sooner than you think too. The procession is starting and it’s not stopping.”
Victor is also collaborating with fashion designer NIGO, who is making his musical comeback after twenty years off the scene, on an album featuring the likes of Ye, Pusha T, and Pharrell Williams. Victor went on to discuss the importance of “listening” to his recording artists.
He told Complex: " I think that you have to really just listen to all of the artists. Because there are so many artists on the project, everyone is coming together for NIGO, so I think you have to take everyone’s opinions into consideration and make sure that it all lines up. It’s like a painting, so everything has to be perfect. You have to consider everyone’s opinions and add that as an ingredient. Once everyone’s perspective is being heard, we can come together to make sure it works."