Kanye West Finally Releases ‘Donda’ Album
The long-awaited 26-song album arrived on Apple Music (which live-streamed West’s Donda events) and Spotify on Sunday morning.
The new development comes three days after the rapper’s controversial Chicago event that recreated West’s childhood home and featured appearances by Marilyn Manson and DaBaby.
Posted on Instagram today (August 29), Kanye’s manager Bu Thiam broke the news about the release of the album on streaming services.
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Over the three listening parties, Donda has featured guest vocalists and rappers like the Weeknd and Lil Baby (“Hurricane”), Travis Scott and Baby Keem (“Praise God”), Young Thug, late Pop Smoke (“Tell the Vision”), Jay Electronica and Lox (“Jesus Lord”), Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Roddy Ricch, Ariana Grande (“Donda”) and many more.
Notably, at the third listening party, West replaced a Jay-Z verse on “Jail” with a new verse by DaBaby; however, the current streaming version of Donda reinstates Jay-Z’s appearance; “Jail” also credits Brian Warner, a.k.a. Marilyn Manson, as a co-songwriter.
Following the appearance of the new single “No Child Left Behind” in an Olympics-themed Beats ad, Donda was initially scheduled for a July 23rd release, then pushed to August 6th, before its arrival on August 29th.
Although West has released Donda to streaming services, it doesn’t mean he’s done working on it or that this is the finished product.
His 2016 album ‘The Life of Pablo’ was continually tinkered with, re-uploaded and reedited following its release6; in fact, after initially publishing this article, West added a 27th track, “Jail pt. 2.”
Check out Donda’s Track List below;
Off the Grid
Believe What I Say
Heaven and Hell
Keep My Spirit Alive
Tell the Vision
Lord I Need You
Come to Life
No Child Left Behind
Ok Ok, Pt. 2
Junya Pt. 2
Jesus Lord, Pt. 2.