As a major music industry figure, Steven Victor has earned credibility, currently serving as SVP at Universal Music Group and previously as COO at G.O.O.D. Music. More importantly, Victor has worked extensively with Kanye West. That is why Kanye fans are welcoming news that Victor shared with Complex in an exclusive- that “Ye has started working on his new masterpiece DONDA 2.”
Donda, West’s 10th studio album, was released this past summer (2021) and was certified gold in September after a lengthy and grandiose roll out that included multiple delays and giant, sold-out release parties. The experimental album was a major success despite mixed, critical reviews of the record’s extensive length and the fact that Kanye featured embattled rapper Da Baby and accused sex-offender Marilyn Manson on one one of the tracks.
Regardless, Kanye fans always want more, and Steven Victor’s revelation has set social media on fire with rumors of possible release dates and speculative album features, including one from superstar, rapper Drake, who recently squashed a longtime beef with Ye, and performed with West at a concert in support of Larry Hoover.
Despite all of the buzz, there is no official word on the album from Kanye, but video has surfaced of Ye working in the studio with Scarface which is encouraging.
Kanye West has never before released a sequel to one of his studio albums.