Kanye West Finally Releases Donda Album

todayAugust 31, 2021

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Kanye West did it—fashionably late—at long last.

On Sunday, Aug. 29, the 44-year-old rapper and designer released Donda, his long-awaited 10th studio album, more than a month after its planned release date and three huge listening parties later, the most recent of which had his soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian onstage in a wedding gown.

Donda, which has religious elements and is named for Kanye’s late mother, was released on Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify. The album includes 27 songs, including the title track, which features Ariana Grande‘s surprising backing vocals. It’s her first time working with Kanye West. The track “Believe What I Say,” which borrows Lauryn Hill’s 1998 smash “Doo Wop (That Thing),” is also included on the album.

Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Kid Cudi, Playboi Carti, Young Thug, The Lox, late rapper Pop Smoke, and Jay-Z, who contributed a verse to the tune “Jail,” are among the other artists included on Donda.

Along with many others, the latter is credited as a co-writer of the song. Marilyn Manson, a.k.a. Brian Warner, was one among those who attended Kanye’s most recent listening party in Chicago.

Donda also includes a follow-up song, “Jail pt 2,” which was unable to stream for the first few hours after its release. Both Manson and rapper DaBaby, whose actual name is Jonathan Kirk and who also attended the party, are credited as co-writers of the song.

Written by: Z Radio Live News