After a circus of an album rollout featuring three larger-than-life listening parties, beef with Drake, and a dispute with his label Universal, Kanye West’s Donda is finally out.
West flew to Berlin earlier this week, where he gave his first interview since the album rollout, as he kept silent throughout the entire promotion of the album.
Ye sat down with Germany’s Blid news on Wednesday (September 1). The rapper reveals he is meeting with some of his favorite architects and artists in Berlin to help him design and build a school in his hometown of Chicago as a part of his plan to “help rebuild the city.”
Kanye also has plans to get right back into the studio despite coming off the heels of his 10th studio album less than a week ago.
“I’m not staying for long,” he said in the interview. “We will work on the school and then on new music … God put me on this Earth to make music. God put Demna here to design. God put Tadao Ando here to create architecture. God gifted us, Turrell. God all sent us here for a certain reason, and I have to make music.”
He added, “I produce music in my thoughts, no matter where I am.”
During the interview, Ye teased an unreleased collaboration between himself and Andre 3000. The track is titled “Life of the Party” and was reportedly played at Kanye’s first private Donda listening party in Las Vegas.
Kanye’s Donda has had many different versions since snippets started to surface last year. For all we know, Kanye may release the track in the near future, as Ye is known for releasing multiple versions of the same album.
Now that you had time to sit with the album, what did you think about Donda? Will we ever get this 3 Stacks collaboration? Keep it locked for more Kanye news.