Kanye West Drops New Album “Donda”, Claims Label Released Album Without His Approval

Kanye West finally releases his new studio album “Donda” on Sunday. The album included contributions from Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Jay Electronica, The Lox, Travis Scott, and others.

Kanye West Drops New Album “Donda”, Claims Label Released Album Without His Approval
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The album “Donda” was originally slated for a July 22nd release, after the first of three elaborate listening events.

Kanye West’s last album which was a Grammy-winning gospel record “Jesus Is King,” was released back in 2019.

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With the latest release of “Donda,” Kanye West is claiming that the Universal Music Group, which happens to be the parent company to the label Def Jam, released “Donda” without Kanye West’s approval.

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West took to Instagram on Sunday, which was just hours following the much-awaited “Donda” was released around 8 a.m. Kanye wrote, “Universal put my album without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from being on the album.”

West’s mention of “Jail 2” is referring to the album’s 24th track, “Jail Pt 2,” which was originally unavailable to stream when the album was first released. However, around 1p.m. Eastern Time, the song already became available for streaming. Ideally, if a song or a track in an album is not available for streaming on music platforms such as Spotify, it denotes that a particular song has not been legally cleared from any copyright issues or any legal concerns for that matter.

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