Kanye West releases new song 'Donda' featuring his mother, fans say 'this is the Kanye we want'
Fans were touched by the new video, saying, 'Kanye’s musical journey regarding honoring his mom has been beautiful'
Kanye West has shared a new music video that honors and features his mother, Donda West.
The rapper took to Twitter on July 12 to share the clip with the note, "In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday My mom reciting KRS1 lyrics This song is called DONDA." The video opens with Donda reciting KRS-One's 'Sound of da Police' lyrics over several scenes from an old African film with police, locals from Africa and more before Kanye raps "The devil is using you. Confusing you. Our job is to understand who is who. Righteous indignation. In this nation. We gon start a revolution. In this basement" in the soulful gospel track.
Fans were touched by the new video, saying, "Kanye’s musical journey regarding honoring his mom has been beautiful. From the pain and confusion of 808s and that Grammys Hey Mama performance. To Only One. To DONDA" and "This is beautiful, Kanye. I love you." One fan said, "This goes hard" while another wrote, "The beat is so reminiscent of early Kanye." Another said, "THIS THE KANYE WE WANT."
Apart from his run for president this year, it looks like Kanye still hasn't forgotten to give his fans music. His latest album 'Jesus is King' released last year and he is currently working on his upcoming album 'God's Country'.
Donda's recital of 'Sound of da Police'
"There can never really be justice on stolen land
Are you really for peace and equality?
Or when my car is hooked up, you know you wanna follow me
Your laws are minimal
‘Cause you won't even think about lookin' at the real criminal
This has got to cease
‘Cause we be getting hyped to the sound of da police
Now here's a little truth, open up your eye
While you're checkin' out the boom-box, check out the exercise
Take the word overseer, like a sample
Repeat it very quickly in a crew, for example
Overseer, overseer, overseer, overseer
Officer, officer, officer, officer
Yeah, officer from overseer
You need a little clarity? Check the similarity!
The overseer rode around the plantation
The officer is off, patrollin' all the nation
The overseer could stop you, "What you're doing?"
The officer will pull you over just when he's pursuing
The overseer had the right to get ill
And if you fought back, he had the right to kill
The officer has the right to arrest
And if you fight back they put a hole in your chest
(Woop!) They both ride horses after 400 years, says KRS-One
I have no choices"