Atheists want ‘Donda’ album by Kanye pulled down – Naked Truth
First of all who is an atheist?
According to Wikipedia, Atheism is defined clearly in the broadest sense as an absence of belief in the existence of deities. In an even narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists.
It is however important not to confuse atheism and agnostics as there is a key distinction. An atheist doesn’t believe in a god or divine being. However, an agnostic neither believes nor disbelieves in a god or religious doctrine.
Agnostics assert that it’s impossible for human beings to know anything about how the universe was created and whether or not divine beings exist.
Now back to American rapper and producer Kanye West, who has just released his tenth studio album dubbed ‘Donda’.
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The album that was released on August 29, 2021, through GOOD Music, and was distributed by Def Jam Recordings has been named after West’s late mother, Donda West.
The album was initially set to be released on July 24, 2020, but was later delayed indefinitely. Multiple sources, including Def Jam, announced a July 23, 2021 release date; the album remained unreleased on that date. Release dates between August 6 and August 15 were speculated, including being listed on the music services iTunes and Apple Music.
These dates were later revised to August 20,and later changed again to August 27, with the latter date also announced by West’s manager, Abou “Bu” Thiam. Following a listening party at Soldier Field on August 27, the album was released on August 29.
Plenty of adoring Kanye fans have already called for DONDA to be named as album of the year, even some saying it could go on to win album of the decade – but some fans are not impressed at all.
“Kanye has blessed us on a Sunday with the album of the year,” wrote one Twitter user,
“Donda isn’t just an album, it’s a cultural reset, a reason to breathe, an escape from this cruel world filled with thieves. It’s art” gushed another.
“I will play Drake for 96 hours straight before I even think about listening to that Kanye album,” scoffed another, referring to the rivalry between the two rappers.
In recent years, Ye has made a shift towards religious tones in both music and lifestyle. With tracks like “Praise God,” “Jesus Lord,” “Jesus Lord pt 2” and “Lord I Need You,” some listeners have been left feeling out of the god-fearing loop.
One Twitter user even compared the 27-track long album to “a whole bible” and this is definitely going on well with atheists’ lol
“Atheists listening to Donda by Kanye West album,” said another, attaching a sarcastic hand-on-hip meme.
But for others the cultural shift hasn’t left them behind with one user writing “atheist here, I’m f*cking jamming.”
With DONDA just fresh to streaming services, fans are left binging the 2 hour album before they can really decide whether it’s truly worthy of album of the year or if the highly-anticipated album is a let-down.
Donda Background and marketing
Cinematographer Arthur Jafa prematurely revealed the project in a conversation with fashion designer Michèle Lamy during an Instagram Live stream on May 25, 2020. Jafa indicated that he was working on video material with West for a single from a “forthcoming album” titled God’s Country. On June 26, 2020, following the announcement of a collaboration between West’s fashion company Yeezy and clothing retailer Gap, West launched the #WestDayEver promotional campaign on Twitter to announce different projects throughout the day. One of the projects was a music video for “Wash Us in the Blood”, directed by Jafa, which was released four days later following a teaser on Twitter in which West officially announced the album, at that point still titled God’s Country. On July 13, West shared a snippet on Twitter of a song from the album, titled “Donda”, which featured a spoken word introduction by his late mother and was accompanied by a short video featuring assorted clips of West, among others.
On July 18, West announced the title had been changed to Donda in honor of his late mother, Donda West; three days later, West stated the album would be accompanied by a film. West’s mother is also the namesake of his creative content company. West announced a July 24 release date, which he eventually missed. On July 25, 2020, West tweeted an image of the album cover, which was eventually scrapped in favor of an adaption of a red Louise Bourgeois drawing from her series Les têtes bleues et les femmes rouges, which translates as The Blue Heads and the Red Women. On September 26, West released a 39-second snippet of a track titled “Believe What I Say” on his Twitter account. On October 16, West released a song titled “Nah Nah Nah”, calling it his presidential campaign’s theme song. On November 13, West released a remix of “Nah Nah Nah” featuring rappers DaBaby and 2 Chainz; notably, the verses were censored, presumably due to West’s stated aversion to profanity following his recommitment to Christianity. Both the original song and its remix feature various references to his presidential run. On November 23, rapper Consequence expressed enthusiasm about the album, describing it as “fire”.
On March 7, 2021, Cyhi the Prynce stated in an interview with VladTV that West had once again begun working on his upcoming album amid his divorce with Kim Kardashian. On July 17, Consequence posted a video of West in the studio with Tyler, the Creator on Instagram. The caption of the post suggested a late 2021 album release.
On July 19, 2021, American rapper and friend of West Pusha T announced on Instagram that West would be holding a listening event for the album on July 22 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The following day Beats Electronics premiered a commercial during game six of the 2021 NBA Finals featuring athlete Sha’Carri Richardson, edited and scored by West using the track “No Child Left Behind”. French producer Gesaffelstein later stated that he produced the song, which featured Cory Henry playing the organ. Immediately following the commercial’s debut, Def Jam Recordings confirmed the album’s July 23 release date and revealed that the listening event in Atlanta would be globally livestreamed on Apple Music.
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The album ultimately remained unreleased on that date.
West’s representatives had confirmed an August 6 release date, It was later announced that the album would be released early on August 6, 2021, by a Beats by Dre commercial and on West’s Apple Music livestream. On August 5, a preorder for the album was launched on iTunes, revealing it to have 24 tracks, along with a release date of August 7, 2021, which was later revised to August 13, 2021. Apple Music showed the release date to be August 15, which was later changed to August 20.
On August 25, West announced the Donda Stem Player, a standalone music player that would allow users to remix the album’s songs using their stems. The player is to be produced in collaboration with Kano Tech.
During the album’s listening parties, guest appearances were revealed including Syleena Johnson, Pusha T, The World Famous Tony Williams, Don Toliver, Lil Baby, The Weeknd, Rooga, Baby Keem, Travis Scott, Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti, Lil Durk, Vory, Fivio Foreign, Kid Cudi, Young Thug, 070 Shake, Chris Brown, Roddy Ricch, Conway the Machine, KayCyy, Westside Gunn, Jadakiss, Jay Electronica, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Pop Smoke, Francis and the Lights, DaBaby, Marilyn Manson, Jay-Z, and the Sunday Service Choir.
“Jail, Pt. 2” featuring DaBaby and Marilyn Manson appears as track 24 on the Spotify version of the album, but is inaccessible due to DaBaby’s manager not clearing the verse.