After a month of teasing and three listening parties, Kanye West released his most anticipated album yet. This is his 10th studio album which honors his Kanye’s late mother. Donda received mixed reviews, thus dividing critics.
In a review done by Chris Willman for Variety he mentioned; “On a purely musical level, Donda is close to unassailable; any time spent tarrying on its release has been time well-wasted… it’s a collection that never comes close to wearing out its welcome, alternating the brooding and the banging with a well-honed sense of dynamics.”
With the recent release and reviews, the expectation of the album varies. Kanye uses artists when their careers stall. They gain features on his projects. DaBaby and Marilyn Manson two artists involved in cancel culture due to public outcry are part of this project.
DaBaby a rapper who was on the rise to stardom decided to make homophobic and misogynistic comments at the Rolling Loud festival. While Marilyn Manson is currently under investigation for sexual assault. But that didn’t stop West from having them on the album.
Besides having DaBaby and Manson on the album it also features artists like The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch, Ty Dolla $ign, and much more.
he really thought he did something by bringing out a serial abuser, as well as a homophobe huh? fuck marilyn manson, fuck dababy, and FUCK kanye west.
i don’t care how talented he is because all the talent in the world doesn’t excuse supporting abusers and giving them platforms https://t.co/awba1a5ISi
— rick snip (@denim_shawty) August 29, 2021
Kanye West pointed out that Universal released the album without his knowledge. Intentionally blocked his song with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson called “Jail Pt 2”. After a dispute, DaBaby’s manager Arnold Taylor denied Kanye’s claims of not wanting to communicate or approve the song. He said it was approved “two seconds after receiving it”.
It was later added to streaming platforms.
Kanye Doing Kanye
Despite the talk going around, the album. Kanye West managed to announce that he has made the paperwork to officially change his name to Ye.
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