Kanye West presents new album at Las Vegas listening event: report

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Yeezy fans, rejoice! According to a new report, Kanye west previewed some songs from his new album at a listening event in Las Vegas on Sunday.

It’s been two years since West’s ninth studio album, Jesus is king. Despite making his debut in 2019, West won the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 2021 Grammys due to the missing 2020 deadline.

Since then, fans have been more interested in West’s personal life than his music production, given his much-publicized divorce proceeding from his ex-wife. Kim Kardashian West. Now West is ready to let the music speak for itself.

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Kanye West attends the Versace Fall 2019 Fashion Show on December 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin / Getty Images)

Snippets of a private invitation-only listening event in Las Vegas began surfacing on the internet on Sunday night.

After hearing previews of at least two songs, fans believe the material is from her upcoming album titled, Donda, named after her late mother who died in 2007. The private event was held in Vegas from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., according to an invitation that surfaced on Twitter.

The invitation simply reads “private event” in its header, and no large bags or cell phones were allowed. Despite the ban, some attendees were able to grab some videos and recordings of the upcoming music, which fans are devouring on social media.

Photos of West at the listening party have also been posted online, with HOLY Tweeter a photo of the rapper at the event.

In the most buzzed clip, West raps about a broken family and a “dad who didn’t show up.”

The lyrics, by Variety read, “the girl just turned a year old, and she still depends on her mother, big brother in the streets, he went to buy her a gun.”

Fans responded positively to the leaked snippets, with one user simply writing, “He’s back.” Others are excited about the album but want to go blind every time West decides to give up on the project.

A user tweeted, “Glad I found this so I know not to listen to it, I don’t want to hear it until it drops, I’ll watch the news but I won’t listen to it.”

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Kanye West performs the Sunday Service at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury / Getty Images for Coachella)

Justin Laboy, host of The Respectfully Justin show on Revolt TV, tweeted about the event and shared a photo of him with West.

He wrote: “Kanye played his new album for me and @ KDTrey5 last night in Vegas. The man is listening! The production is light years ahead of its time, and the bars sound like he’s broke and hungry trying to sign again. Any artist who plans to give up soon should just push it back. #Respectfully”, Before adding in another tweet,“ ALBUM OF THE YEAR. DON’T @ ME.

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If recent tweets are any indication, West has no plans to stop these private events anytime soon. A shared user in a tweet that he was invited to a listening party in Atlanta this week, writing: “Kanye’s team really just reached out to me and invited me to the listening party in Atlanta on Thursday. Full access. I am in shock. Thanks guys for making this shit possible for me. I am happy asf.

Rapper Pusha T also shared illustrations confirming the Atlanta listening night.

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