Kanye West Lands 23 Songs From 'Donda' on Billboard Hot 100, With Two in Top 10

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Billboard 07 September, 2021 - 11:32am 3 views

Is Donda a Christian album?

Kanye does not abide by his mother's philosophy on his tenth solo studio album, “Donda,” a Christian-rap album that is pitifully short on meaningful gestures of conviction or convincing expressions of what it feels like to be in His embrace. ... Neither God nor Kanye's mom provides a sense of direction here. The New YorkerThe Empty Religiosity of Kanye West’s “Donda”

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Miss the Old Kanye? Try the New Kanye.

The New York Times 07 September, 2021 - 12:06pm

Which, as it happens, isn’t much different from his old methods. Each new microgeneration is shocked anew by West’s antics, but since the beginning of his career, he has been dreaming big, speaking loudly, courting controversy and channeling all of that into music.

On this week’s Popcast, a conversation about how West has remained steadfast in his roller-coaster approach to celebrity, and how perhaps the primary difference between West’s agitations 15 years ago and today is the financial power he is able to wield in the service of his goals.

Datwon Thomas, the editor in chief of Vibe

Justin Charity, a staff writer at The Ringer and co-host of the “Sound Only” podcast

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