Kanye West begins ‘DONDA’ livestream on Apple Music

The rapper is set to preview his new album at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta tonight (August 5)

Kanye West has started a livestream on Apple Music ahead of his second ‘DONDA’ listening event in Atlanta tonight (August 5).

The rapper and producer’s tenth studio album had initially been set for release on July 23 following the first live event at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but its arrival was then subsequently pushed back to August 6.

West has now started livestreaming from what appears to be his modest dressing room at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where he has reportedly been living for the past two weeks.

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The stream – which doesn’t appear to have any sound, but does have a countdown clock – is currently available to watch on Apple Music, who explained: “This exclusive livestream event features Kanye West preparing and presenting his 10th album ‘Donda’, live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.”

So far in the livestream, West’s frequent producer and collaborator Mike Dean has been present, while Chance The Rapper, Steve Lacy and Vic Mensa have also visited West in his one-bedroom room.

West, who has only appeared masked in the livestream, appears to have a scaled-down recording set-up in the room, while he has also been filmed exercising.

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A list of coordinates – including locations in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh – has also been shared on West’s website to point fans across the world to areas where they can publicly view the livestream.

The livestream comes ahead of West’s second listening event at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium this evening. Yesterday (August 4) a casting call was sent out for fans to take part in “crowd participation” during the event.

There is speculation that The Weeknd will make a guest appearance on ‘DONDA’ after West shared an image of an iPhone call log which showed that calls had been made to the ‘After Hours’ star.

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