Kanye West shares snippet of new song, confirms Donda is out Friday

Kanye West shares snippet of new song, confirms Donda is out Friday
“No Child Left Behind” is set to appear on the new Kanye West album, arriving Friday.

By Shaad D'Souza

July 20, 2021

Kanye West’s new song “No Child Left Behind” is the soundtrack to a new Beats ad featuring athlete Sha’Carri Richardson, the fastest woman in America and sixth fastest woman of all time. Per Pitchfork, the song will appear on West’s forthcoming record Donda, which was set to arrive this time last year but never materialised. All signs point to the record dropping this Friday: an album listening event is scheduled for Thursday night at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which, per the Beats ad, will be live-streamed on Apple Music from 8pm ET that night. As is often the case with Kanye album rollouts, the genuine possibility of Donda’s release is legitimised by the presence of a streaming partner; until now, the only person who had claimed to have actually heard the record was Revolt TV personality RespectfullyJustin. Watch the Beats ad featuring “No Child Left Behind” above.

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Nicki Minaj’s iconic Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape comes to streaming

Nicki Minaj’s iconic Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape comes to streaming
Nicki Minaj’s breakout is finally on streaming — and a new album is coming soon.

By Shaad D'Souza

May 14, 2021

Nicki Minaj’s iconic 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty has been released on streaming services, marking the first time the New York rapper’s unforgettable breakout has been commercially available. Featuring Minaj’s first hit, the Lil Wayne collab “I Get Crazy”, the 2021 edition of Beam Me Up Scotty also includes five previously unreleased or hard-to-find tracks, including the rapper’s beloved remix of “Boss Ass Bitch”, the G Herbo collab “Chi-Raq”, “Fractions”, a remix of Skillibeng’s “Crocodile Teeth”, and “Seeing Green”, a new collaboration with longtime collaborators and labelmates Lil Wayne and Drake. Per Pitchfork, in an Instagram Live announcing the reissue of the mixtape, Minaj told fans that a new album would be coming soon. Her last, the “Barbie Dreams”-featuring Queen, came out in 2018. Since then, Minaj has given birth to a son, and announced a new HBO Max docuseries, to be released later this year. Listen to Beam Me Up Scotty below.

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