Kanye West’s Donda album has been re-released in a new edition. According to Complex, the next incarnation of the ever-evolving project debuted on Spotify and Apple Music on Monday (September 27). It’s also available as a standalone album on DSPs. The removal of Chris Brown’s participation on “New Again” was one of the modifications to the record that fans noticed, and he is expected to have something to say about it.
Brown allegedly called Ye a “whole hoe” for allegedly not incorporating all of his contributions to the track, as Kanye fans may recall. He followed up with another Instagram Story, this time with the caption “Nah he tweakin,” resulting in meme gold. Brown appeared to be concerned by the fact that his verse on “New Again” was deleted from the final version of the album, despite the fact that his background vocals on the song were still audible.
Kanye West has publicly chastised Donda on several occasions. The eccentric rapper staged three public listening events before the album’s release on August 29, including two in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium and one at Soldier Field in Chicago. He’d go back and rework the project after each one, much to the displeasure of worried fans.
Each change eventually pushed back the album’s release date, and fans grew impatient of waiting. Producer Mike Dean explains why the listening parties were so important to complete Donda in an interview with Apple Music.