‘Donda’ lends to more questions than answers about Ye’s 10th studio album

Javier Garcia, Entertainment Editor

The controversial and long-awaited album, “Donda,” by Kanye West is now out.

After many statements, label problems, multiple listening parties and false release dates, the long-awaited album was released by Universal Music Group Recordings LLC on August 29, allegedly without West’s consent.

The artist took to social media platform Instagram the same day with the following statement, “UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM,” West said referring to a song set to feature controversial artist, DaBaby.

The 22 Grammy award winning artist held three listening parties, two at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and the last being at the Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago.

West held these listening parties to give his fans a performance and chance to listen to the album, which is dedicated to his deceased mother, Donda West.

The project, which was received to mixed reviews, has strong points in the form of tracks such as “Jonah” and “No Child Left Behind,” featuring Houston native Vory; “Jail,” featuring longtime collaborator, Jay Z; “Hurricane,” featuring The Weeknd.

The album is projected to reach number one of the Billboard charts, making it the artist’s tenth chart topper, the most in the decade. With a near-perfect production, this record adds to the already vast discography of the Chicago rapper.