Kanye West’s 10th LP Donda Is Out And Available To Stream
Donda is out now on Spotify and Apple Music. About two years has passed since the previous Kanye West album was released back in 2019 with Jesus Is King. Fans and critics have had high hopes during this break, as some were in search for an album not as gospel centric as his previous LP. Now Kanye is back with his 10th studio album Donda, named in memory after his late-mother Donda C. West who passed away in 2007 due to complications from cosmetic surgery.
Donda contains 27 tracks with features from some of hip hop’s biggest artists such as JAY-Z, the Weeknd, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Kid Cudi, Young Thug, Jay Electronica, and more. Some of the limelighted producers include Ojivolta, BoogzDaBeast, Gesaffelstein, and E.Vax from Ratatat. Kanye has also credited Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, both who have recently been “cancelled” and have controversially appeared at Kanye’s third listening event at his hometown of Chicago.
Hosted at Soldier Field, Kanye’s third and last Donda listening party was held last Thursday on August 26. The first two events were presented in Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22 and August 5 respectively and livestreamed through Apple Music. Kanye had previously scheduled to launch Donda on July 23, then he rescheduled to August 6.
There was some miscommunication during the official release of Donda when Kanye stated that UMG (Universal Music Group, parent label of Def Jam Recordings and G.O.O.D. Music) released the album without his approval and blocked the track “Jail, Pt.2” being the album. Prior to Kanye’s statement, his producer Abou “Bu” Thiam had sent out a screenshot of Donda on his Instagram account, celebrating the Kanye West album.
Through the strategic delays and social media undertones, the only important matter is that the 10th Kanye West album Donda is out, finally. We at Black Producer have listened to the album in full and those who were not satisfied with Kanye’s past couple of LPs certainly have something to look forward to. Donda is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, and digital download on Kanye’s website.