The throne is back together.
Kanye West premiered his 10th studio album DONDA at a listening event at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday evening. After collaborations with Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch and others, Ye played one final song that rocked the stadium.
JAY-Z’s voice echoed through the speakers for the final track. “Donda, I’ll be with your baby when I hit the back street,” he raps. “Told him stop with all that red hat, we’re going home / Can’t be with all these sins that throw stones / This could be the return of the throne / Hova and Yeezy like Moses and Jesus.”
According to the Young Guru, JAY-Z finished his verse at 4 p.m. today.
HOV did the verse today !!!! At 4 p.m.
– Young Guru (@Young_Guru) July 23, 2021
Elsewhere on DONDA, Lil Durk referred to the relationship between Kanye and JAY-Z in his verse: “Ye and JAY still Brothers / They are both billionaires.”
The song marks Ye and JAY’s first collaboration since Drake’s “Pop Style” in 2016. The longtime friends and co-workers have had an estranged relationship for years, but are briefly reunited for Diddy’s 50th birthday in December 2019. Kanye admitted he felt “hurt” when JAY and Beyoncé didn’t show up for his and Kim Kardashian’s wedding in 2014 and called the superstar couple on stage during their 2016 “Saint Pablo Tour”.
The new song rekindled the conversation about a long-awaited sequel to JAY-Z and Kanye’s joint 2011 album Watch the throne.