Kanye West released the deluxe edition of his latest album, Donda, in a surprise Sunday night drop. The new release features several new tracks. There are also plenty of collabs to go around.
The new songs feature Andre 3000, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Westside Gunn, Conway and KayCyy, and Tyler, The Creator. “Life of the Party” featuring Andre 3000 was released in it’s explicit form as a standalone single. The track listing is also rearranged.
Upon its release, Donda went straight to number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Ye joined an elite club of just seven artists to amass a total of ten number one albums. He joins the rarified air with The Beatles, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand, Eminem, and Elvis.
West has turned the success of the album into a business venture. He’s releasing a line of Donda-themed tech gadgets. The first such item was the Donda player, a standalone bluetooth gadget that offers a unique listening experience.
After the release of Donda, Kanye was involved in a feud with Drake, who was competing with the rapper with his own release, Certified Lover Boy. The two went back and forth over the matter, but now have settled their beef. Drizzy even wants to collab with Kanye.
Kanye West continues to be a major force in hip hop, despite several distractions in his personal life. He’s involved in an ongoing divorce with reality star Kim Kardashian. He’s been holding secret meetings with a former advisor to President Donald Trump. He’s even been publicly courting a reunion with Kim K. Despite all the noise, Kanye continues to deliver when it comes to entertaining his fans.
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