Kanye West: Donda


Elijah Nguyen and Paxton Towe


Donda, released on August 29th, 2021, is an album by Kanye West.

In total, Donda features 27 songs and has a total length of 108 minutes and 49 seconds.

Upon its release, it became the #1 album on the Billboard 200. It also received a Platinum certification from the RIAA, meaning, it has over 1 million sales.



Donda can be best described with one word “underwhelming.” Having previously released almost all of his albums revolving around upbeat notions and sounds, this album seems somewhat out of place. Albums like College Dropout and Graduation are full of beats of happiness and with a tone of eagerness. Donda is his one exception. The album was written, in memory, of his mother, Dr. Donda C West. Therefore, the album should innately be sad and melancholy. However, the album constantly switches from more of a hip-hop sound to the symbolism of his mother’s life. The inconsistency in song tone, as well as an unnecessarily long list of songs, lands the rating at 6.5/10 from us.