The newly released album features 27 songs, including “Donda Chant,” which pays homage to Kanye’s mom, and “Junya,” which some claim is dedicated to a Japanese fashion designer, Junya Watanabe.
Kanye’s collaborators likely include The Weeknd, Marilyn Manson (credited on “Jail” as Brian Warner), and many others.
The initial frenzy surrounding the arrival of “Donda” was slightly tampered by an Instagram announcement Kanye posted on Aug. 29, 2021. As he wrote, Universal Music Group released the album without his approval. He also said they removed a song, “Jail 2.” This likely won’t be the first and only scandal attached to the album, however.
For “Donda,” Kanye also worked with collaborators like Manson (who is facing sexual assault, rape, battery, and psychological abuse allegations) and DaBaby (who recently came under fire for voicing homophobic views).