Kanye West surprised the large crowd attending his Donda album release at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium on Thursday night and fans were delighted to find out that Jay-Z is on the project. The event was livestreamed on Apple Music.
Jay-Z was featured on what looked to be the last track on Donda. In his verse, one half of “Watch The Throne” teased a possible sequel to the pair’s 2011 collaborative album . “This might be the return of the throne,” Jay raps on the track, which you can hear a snippet of below.
“This might be the return of the throne!” – Jay Z on Kanye West DONDA album.👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/4KHDFnX6kA
— Hip Hop Ties (@HipHopTiesMedia) July 23, 2021
Hearing Kanye and Jayz back together pic.twitter.com/g4y3T7cusm
— Darren Elijah (@TheRegionist) July 23, 2021
— dont sit next 2 me i farted (@datboicrazy1995) July 23, 2021
— Yasuke (@kido_2k5) July 23, 2021
Y’all Kanye ONLY does gospel music now. Him and JayZ are not finna do Watch the Throne…
Calm down family pic.twitter.com/eqWrqqREN0
— UNCLE JOE (@joemccargo2) July 23, 2021
Shortly after the track premiered, Young Guru revealed that Jay recorded his verse earlier today.
Another surprise feature on the album came from Lil Durk. The Chicago rapper previously said that he missed a chance to feature on the project. “I missed the jet,” Durk wrote under a post from Justin LaBoy about Kanye’s Donda. “Well next album.”
After the world was able to hear Donda, and see that Durk was featured on it after all, the rapper took to Twitter to say he was just joking.
I lied I made ye jet lol
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) July 23, 2021
For the younger hip hop generation, they got to hear Pop Smoke’s voice on the album to the surprise of many.
— miloah (@miloahz) July 23, 2021
Kanye West the real MVP for putting Pop Smoke On Donda🤧 pic.twitter.com/MMfGkdrNgT
— Papo Fly😎 (@papo_fly) July 23, 2021
— Joelle Zourob🦋 (@joellezourob) July 23, 2021
— El Valter Branco (@BornHillsOnly) July 23, 2021
The whole event was streamed on Apple here.