'Donda' Is Finally Here


| LAST UPDATE 08/30/2021

By Tiana Blanco
Kanye West Donda Album
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Kanye has finally dropped Donda and it was certainly worth the wait. And with a feature list nearly as long as the tracklist itself, there's a whole lot to talk about with the rapper's tenth studio album.

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So let's get started with the heavy-hitting guest features on the album. Contributions included industry big names like Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, and many more. Travis Scott, Young Thug, The Weeknd, and JAY-Z also spat bars on the album, which saw some of rap's biggest producers working their magic as well. The album boasts 27 songs with a total playing time of one hour and 48 minutes and has already made rounds around the world despite the early morning release time.

Hype around the album has built up since West first announced the project last year, but from personal to business, the 44-year-old rapper has been making noise and headlines in lead up to the big drop. And it all came to a boiling point at his infamous listening parties for the album. The last installation of the event featured his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, dressed head to toe in bridal gear, as the pair seemed to recreate their wedding ceremony at the listening party. From the location to the costume choices, Kim's photo dump from the event got some mixed feedback, with some Ye fans praising the artistic direction, with others calling the whole thing "terrifying." "Tell me you're in a cult without telling me you're in a cult," one Instagram user wrote, racking in over 20 thousand likes.

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With the record and the rapper's personal life dominating the headlines, we can only expect the hype to build around this latest drop. And having waited almost two years for new Ye music, we're going to soak in every second of it. Check back soon for more industry news.