Kanye West's Donda reactions: Underwhelmed fans call it 'midye'

Kanye West's Donda reactions: Underwhelmed fans call it 'midye'
Kanye West has dropped 'Donda' (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

It is unbelievable but yes, Kanye West has finally dropped his much-awaited 10th studio album ‘Donda’. Hours after, the Grammy-winning artist shared screenshots of chats hinting that the album might be delayed due to DaBaby’s verse on ‘Jail’ not getting cleared, the full-length project was up for listening on leading streaming platforms.


The 44-year-old rap icon had first announced the album in 2019 but was more vocal about his ambitious project since last year. And after organizing a secret listening party in Las Vegas followed by three massive listening events for the album, ‘Donda’ finally saw the light of the day on Sunday, August 29. Kanye West’s latest studio effort was earlier rumored to clash with Drake’s sixth album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ after the two hip-hop heavyweights got indulged in an online feud taking potshots at each other in the last few days. With such a hype, ‘Donda’ quickly managed to grab the number one spot on iTunes charts.



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Kanye West is seen at ‘DONDA by Kanye West’ listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Music Group)


Kanye West finally drops ‘Donda’

Social media users could not keep calm as soon as the album hit the Internet. ‘Donda’ is stacked with whopping 27 tracks and features some of the top global artistes on the guest verses such as The Weeknd, Jay Electronica, the Lox, Young Thug, the late Pop Smoke, Pusha T, Travis Scott, and Lil Baby, among others. A brand-new Twitter page was also formed for the album. The title track of ‘Donda’ features Ariana Grande’s backing vocals which proved to be a surprise for many.
Interestingly, the album comes with the song ‘Jail' in two parts. The first part features Jay-Z on the vocals which we all assumed was removed after DaBaby was roped in. However, part two of the song is also listed. But there is a little twist in the tale. Fans, as of now, won’t be able to play DaBaby’s track until his verse gets cleared by his manager.  ‘Donda’ is a follow-up to Kanye’s 2019 album ‘Jesus Is King’ and the name of the album is inspired by his mother Donda West who passed away at the age of 58 in 2007 following complications from her plastic surgery procedures. You can stream the full album here.


Kanye West attends the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 02, 2018 in New York City (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)


‘Donda Chant’ (featuring Syleena Johnson)

‘Jail’ (featuring Francis and the Lights & JAY-Z)


‘God Breathed’ (featuring Vory)

‘Off the Grid’ (featuring Fivio Foreign & Playboi Carti)

‘Hurricane’ (featuring Lil Baby & The Weeknd)

‘Praise God’ (featuring Baby Keem & Travis Scott)

‘Jonah’ (featuring Lil Durk & Vory)

‘Ok Ok’ (featuring Fivio Foreign, Lil Yachty & Rooga)

‘Junya’ (featuring Playboi Carti)

‘Believe What I Say’

‘24’ (featuring Vory)


‘Remote Control’ (featuring Young Thug)

‘Moon’ (featuring Don Toliver & Kid Cudi)

‘Heaven And Hell’

‘Donda’ (featuring Ariana Grande & The World Famous Tony Williams)

‘Keep My Spirit Alive’ (featuring Conway the Machine, KayCyy & Westside Gunn)

‘Jesus Lord’ (featuring Jay Electronica, The LOX & Swizz Beatz)

‘New Again’ (featuring Chris Brown)

‘Tell The Vision’ (featuring Pop Smoke)


‘Lord I Need You’ (featuring Sunday Service Choir)

‘Pure Souls’ (featuring Roddy Ricch & Shenseea)

‘Come To Life’

‘No Child Left Behind’ (featuring Sunday Service Choir & Vory)

‘Jail, Pt. 2’ (featuring DaBaby, Francis and the Lights & Marilyn Manson)

‘Ok Ok Pt. 2’ (featuring Rooga & Shenseea)



‘If this album was worth all this hype then I’m really baffled’

Impatient fans, who have been eagerly waiting for the album for one month thronged to Twitter to express their valuable opinion. While a few dubbed the album as a masterpiece, others labeled it as “midye” referring to how it is an average album. One user said, “Kanye West's sounds are really out of this world. Wow. Donda is a masterpiece!” Another stated, “DONDA IS HERE. im in tears. It’s so beautiful.” Whereas, one user posted, “Just finished listening to DONDA, currently lost for words man, crying real tears bro, this is quite possibly the worst album I have ever heard. My ears are literally dripping with blood, currently on my way to the emergency room. Thanks Kanye West.” The next one added, “First listen of Donda... Pleasantly surprised at how lush the production sounds... #DONDA should be a movie and this should be the soundtrack.” One person asserted, “Donda album length is compensating for what we've gotten since ye.” And, another fan tweeted, “Finally hearing the official version of DONDA is so satisfying lol.”


Now, there were a few who did not dig the album. Speaking on similar lines, one posted, “If this album was worth all this hype then im really baffled.” Another shared, “I listened to #DONDA right now and I have been diagnosed with ear cancer. I don't have money to pay for my medical bills because of midye shame on you midye! punishing innocent people with terrible music!” The next one tweeted, “I speak for everyone when I say Midye fell off and no ones listening to Donda.” And, one concluded, “wow. After listening to this Kanye album I can safely say that he can keep it up hands the hood is waiting for Laroi to drop. Please dont ever disappoint me with this mid again Midye”.


Kanye West attends the Fast Company Innovation Festival - Day 3 Arrivals on November 07, 2019 in New York City (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company)















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