Kanye West Releasing New Album Donda This Week, Previews New Song: Watch

Kanye West Releasing New Album Donda This Week, Previews New Song: Watch

Sha’Carri Richardson stars in a Beats ad soundtracked by 60 seconds of “No Child Left Behind”
Kanye West smiling
Kanye West, August 2016 (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Kanye West has a new song that soundtracks a Beats ad starring America’s fastest woman, Sha’Carri Richardson. The song is called “No Child Left Behind,” and it’s set to arrive on Kanye’s new album Donda. An album streaming event is taking place this Thursday (July 22) at 8 p.m. Eastern, and according to Beats’ announcement, the album is out on Friday (July 23). The spot debuted tonight during game six of the NBA Finals. Watch it below.

West said he would release Donda (also referred to as Donda: With Child) in July 2020, but no album surfaced. Ahead of the previous incarnation of Donda, he released the single “Wash Us In the Blood,” featuring Travis Scott.

Kanye West’s last studio album was 2019’s Jesus Is King. On Christmas day that year, West’s Sunday Service Choir released Jesus Is Born, an LP of gospel music that West executive produced. His previous solo record ye arrived in 2018, and was followed by Kids See Ghosts—a collaboration with Kid Cudi. That same year, West also executive produced records by Teyana Taylor (K.T.S.E.), Nas (Nasir), and Pusha T (Daytona).

Revisit Pitchfork’s feature “The Plight of the Kanye Superfan.”


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