'Donda 2' Release Date: Everything We Know About Kanye West's New Album

Kanye West has announced his intention to release a sequel to last year's Donda with the planned new album Donda 2.

Ye, as West is now known, revealed the project late on Thursday, and also announced who'd he'd be collaborating with in the studio. It's the second album to be named after his late mother.

Ye has recently hit the headlines for his public appearances with actress Julia Fox, and for sharing a video of a studio hang with himself, Fox, Madonna, Floyd Mayweather and Antonio Brown.

Before Ye announced a release date, there had been rumors about the production of Donda 2. Here's everything that those involved have said about the project so far.

When Will Donda 2 Be Released?

Using an eye-catching image of a house on fire, Ye announced on his Instagram that Donda 2 would drop on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

The picture he posted depicts a burning white house, sitting on top of a tall poll. It looks like it could be a billboard, but in place of the advertisement is the house in flames. Written across the front of the house in black is the release date, "2 22 22."

While an announcement from the artist himself should confirm the release date, at this point Ye is notorious for delaying the launches of his own projects. His recent album Donda was originally supposed to launch in July 2020, then again on June 8 and July 23 2021, before it finally dropped on August 29, 2021.

His fans seem to have cottoned on, as the comments on the post with the most likes read: "I'll believe it when I see it" from dj.saucyd and: "See you in 2025 guys" from Mrjeeko."

Who Is Involved in Making Donda 2?

Apart from himself, Ye gave top billing to the rapper Future as he name-checked him in the social media post as being the executive producer of the album. Future also shared the announcements on his Instagram story, and the only image that appears on his own grid, is of him and Ye. His caption simples says "DONDA 2."

The first announcement of Donda 2 was made by record executive Steven Victor, who told Complex on January 4, 2022, that West was working on a sequel to Donda.

The next week Tidal shared a screenshot of a text exchange between rapper Moneybagg Yo and Ye. It shows Ye asking Moneybagg to appear on Donda 2.

Ye has also been meeting with and recording with artists like will.i.am, Blueface and DJ Khaled over the last month.

The first Donda album was named after Ye's mother, Donda West, who died in 2007 at the age of 58. Donda 2 seems to be a continuation of his tribute to her.

Donda features heavily in the upcoming documentary trilogy, jeen-yuhs. The docuseries is due to launch on February 16, 2022, on Netflix.

Donda 2 is scheduled for release on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

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"Donda 2" will be released from Ye's own label GOOD Music on February 2, 2022. Edward Berthelot/GOOD / Getty Images