By now, I think we can all agree that Kanye is one of the most influential people in music. While many may not agree with his antics, his emotional rants or unprecedented behavior; he will always still be Kanye West. With the highly anticipated album Donda, titled after his late mother, Ye was trying to put out what seems to be a perfect project. From pop up shows to selling out stadiums in 36 hours, Kanye wasn't anything short of amazing.
Simply, his ability to connect with a wide range of audiences surpasses almost any artist of our time. In a social media era, he managed to capture the attentions of millions across the globe with listening parties, all while finishing up his album.
Many people anticipated that this would be a phenomenal album because most artists seem to get that flare or fire when they are experiencing pain or hurt. He promised positivity, he promised giving credit to God and he followed through on that for sure.
I would have to rate Kanye's album Donda a 8.5.
While I love the creativity and instrumentals, I also dislike the fact that he excludes drums when on songs like 'Jail 2' featuring Da Baby he could have dropped the beat of the century. While we were blessed with a verse from the legendary Jay-Z on the original song, Da Baby came with flare and flow that deserved something more than a loop.
You also have the fact that this album has 27 songs listed with multiple alternate versions. Overall solid project by Kanye. It will be compared to Drake's Certified Lover Boy but it's perfectly fine to enjoy both projects at the same time.