Kanye West Drops ‘Donda’ In Honor Of Late Mother’s Birthday

Kanye West Drops ‘Donda’ In Honor Of Late Mother’s Birthday

July 18, 2020

Kanye West took to Twitter to drop a new song, “Donda,” as a tribute to his late mother Donda West on Sunday (July 12), to mark what would’ve been her 71st birthday.

The accompanying video contains archival footage featuring Kanye and Donda rapping the Late Registration track “Hey Mama” together.

“In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday. My mom reciting KRS1 lyrics. This song is called DONDA,” the hip-hop star wrote.

The song begins with West’s mom reciting the lyrics of KRS-One‘s “Sound of da Police”.

West then jumps in with the verse, “Mama I need you to tuck me in/ I done made some mistakes and they rubbed it in/ I know you and grandma had enough of them/ Why I gotta be so stubborn then/ I’m doin this one for y’all/ So we can end racism once and for all.”

Donda died in 2007 from post-surgery complications at the age of 58 . She was working as West’s general manager and overseeing West Brands LLC and the Kanye West Foundation. After her death, Kanye established the creative company DONDA in her honor.

(Photo: Kenny Sun)

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