Kanye West has released a new version of his DONDA album. While some instrumental additions were made in this version, some rapper tracks were removed. We can say that this version will only be available on Apple Music for now.
Some of the changes made:
- Chris Brown was removed from “New Again” and replaced with a chorus.
- KayCyy’s chorus from “Keep My Spirit Alive” has been removed and replaced with Kanye West’s own chorus.
- Bass added to “Junya” track.
- Mixing corrections were made on the entire album. Kanye West has released a new version of his DONDA album.
The most notable change is the removal of Chris Brown from “New Again” with a chorus replacing West, as we mentioned. Singer KayCyy also removed the vocals from “Keep My Spirit Alive,” and West sang the song that was originally his own song.
Other changes remained relatively minor, as bass was boosted on many songs, including “Jail Pt 2” featuring Marilyn Manson and DaBaby.
There are also new tracks with Lil Yachty, Rooga and Fivio Foreign. Another addition to the LP is “I’m Not Okay,” which marks the first official collaboration between Kanye and Lil Yachty, and also features Chicago rapper Rooga (sometimes referred to as JHE Rooga). The song takes on a different tone than most of Donda’s, and West sets his sights on people imitating her style. “Your rapper niggas all talk like me, you can’t tell who’s who/You don’t have a real identity, you can’t tell,” he complains.
There are also minor changes to the mix that affect the volume and clarity of certain voices and instruments. Other songs affected by the update include “God Breathed,” “Junya,” and “Come to Life.”
This Is Not New Move for Kanye
It’s not the first time West has changed significantly since an album was released. We have experienced similar situations before. 2016’s The Life of Pablo has been modified several times and even added a song to it.
The updated version of Donda comes shortly after Netflix released a trailer for a new documentary focused on the West. Co-directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah, Jeen-Yuhs will premiere on the streaming service next year.
According to The Independent, Donda has received polarizing criticism. Roisin O’Connor of The Independent gave the album “zero stars” and denounced West for accompanying Manson, who was accused of sexual misconduct. Kanye, who was accused many times by different names for this issue, did not pay attention to them.
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