Kanye West Finally Releases Long-Awaited New Album ‘DONDA’
Guest artists featured include Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande and Marilyn Manson.
Kanye West had to compete with an apocalyptic Category 4 Hurricane Ida‘s landfall on the Louisiana coast to do it, but he still managed to top social media trends Sunday with the release of his studio album, Donda.
The hip hop mogul has been teasing the release for over a year. The real hype began in the summer of 2021. Donda (the title was his late mother’s first name) was first set to be released on July 23rd. Then on August 6th and later the 15th. It looked like it might drop on August 27 after West held a listening party at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Now that it’s out, it might be easy to see why it took so long because Donda is a big album. It’s nearly two hours long and features 26 tracks in addition to a host of guest artists. A short sampling of the celebs joining West is an A-list who’s who:
- Ariana Grande
- Pusha T
- Lil Baby
- The Weeknd
- Travis Scott
- Lil Yachty
- Playboi Carti
- Kid Cudi
- Young Thug
- Chris Brown
- Pop Smoke
- Marilyn Manson
Social media response has been pretty positive:
Just finished listening to Donda. LONG album but no song is wasted w/ extensive features from every corner of hip hop from last 25 years. Very emotional experience.
Like a death & rebirth.
If you love Kanye, you will love this album.
If you’ve cancelled him you won’t listen https://t.co/BSYOeptNsV
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) August 29, 2021
Kanye really blessed us with almost two hours of art today. #donda 🙌🏾
— James Starks II (@_JamesStarks) August 29, 2021
I respect that Kanye West not afraid to speak about how good GOD is!!! Need more artist to speak LIFE! This generation need it more than ever! Way to not be afraid Ye.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #Donda
— Lethal Shooter (@LethalShooter__) August 29, 2021
Donda is 🔥🔥🔥
— Adonis Jennings (@ADED_2) August 29, 2021
After taking so much flack for both the post-med mania and pivot to faith, DONDA is an arrival for someone who took the path they needed to in order to get there. It's a triumph of creativity but also of being.
— Adam Cook (@AdamCook) August 29, 2021
Happy Donda Day 🙌🏻
— Ashley Brewer (@ESPNAshley) August 29, 2021
If you’re ready to check out what all the hype is about, you can listen to Donda on Spotify below.
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