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KANYE STREAMS DONDA; ALBUM STILL NOT RELEASED

Kanye West did a livestream Thursday night on Apple Music of the latest edition of DONDA at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

He began playing the album about 90 minutes before it was scheduled to be released. The set bore a different track order from its previous incarnation and included a few new songs, one of which features Lil Yachty and Lil Durk, another The Weeknd and a third Jay Electronica and The Lox

West closed the event by flying above the stadium floor to the strains of the single “No Child Left Behind.”

But when the proceedings cracked the midnight hour, DONDA (G.O.O.D./Def Jam) was nowhere to be found on any platform. As with anything involving Ye, it was unclear what would happen next; nor was it apparent when the album would actually be delivered.

West's first DONDA event, on 7/22, broke the record for Apple's biggest global livestream, with more than 3.3m viewers. The mercurial star has not left the Atlanta stadium since then, having turned the facility's locker rooms into a studio. 

A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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