Kanye West Finally Releases Tenth Album, ‘DONDA’

Written by on August 29, 2021

(The precise album “cowl” is, actually, only a Black field.)

Yeah… so I’m going to attempt to be as non-partisan as doable when doing this. Key phrase being, “strive.”

My favourite album from Kanye West flips between 2007’s Commencement and 2010’s My Lovely Darkish Twisted Fantasy. These variations of Kanye haven’t existed in years, which in a way is comprehensible as one would anticipate folks to evolve and alter with every passing 12 months.

It’s protected to say that some folks weren’t ready for this heel flip from Kanye.

Nevertheless, whenever you take away the whole lot — though, and I’m being completely clear right here, I haven’t forgotten and received’t overlook the previous few years of Kanye’s antics (and I imply the whole lot), which has resulted in my utter and full apprehension in regards to the man (and I don’t try this “separate the person from his music” logic) — a stable chunk of his music over mentioned years has been — and I’m being good right here — largely forgettable (2016’s The Life Of Pablo had fleeting moments, however 2018’s ye and 2019’s Jesus Is King have been… underwhelming… at greatest), and hasn’t come remotely near his music earlier than then. However you know the way that goes: you converse your private truth-slash-opinions, and out comes Free Thinker Twitter to attempt to shout you down about it.

So, right here we’re with West’s tenth studio album, DONDA. Named after his late mom, and anchored by an exorbitant rollout that included a stadium exhibits in Atlanta (which was adopted by Kanye primarily residing within the Mercedes Benz Stadium for just a few weeks) and a present in Chicago the place he introduced out embattled musicians DaBaby (we all know what’s he’s been doing) and Marilyn Manson (who’s at present going through a number of lawsuits for sexual assault), lit himself on fireplace, and initially deleted Jay-Z‘s contribution to the album (earlier than sharing screenshots on Instagram between himself and his supervisor explaining how DaBaby’s verse — which changed Jay’s — wouldn’t be cleared). A 26-song drop (which is a pointy flip from the hardly 20-minute albums he helmed from Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Nas, and Child Cudi in 2018), the mission options a variety of company: Syleena Johnson, Playboi Carti, Fivio International, The Weeknd, Lil Child, Lil Durk, Child Keem, Travis Scott, Vory, Younger Thug, Lil Yachty, Don Toliver, Child Cudi, Ariana Grande, Conway the Machine, Westside Gunn, The Lox, Jay Electronica, Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, Roddy Ricch, Shenseea (who allegedly was in some form of relationship with Kanye’s on-again, off-again, on-again rival Drake… so, there’s that) Ty Dolla $ign, and his Sunday Service choir group.

See? I attempted.

Stream DONDA beneath.

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