While all of us can unbiasedly admit to his impact within Hip-Hop over the years, not many could fathom just how he would bring the New Ye successfully to the masses, knowing his plan now to proudly display his spiritual growth in his music. Without losing any edges, it’s clear he has done it, and will easily maintain the base he built over the past decade, even add to it. In all honesty, historically, this feat has never truly been accomplished. Well folks, he did that. DONDA (his mother's name) is and will be listened to from generations to generations. Yes, he’s up against a juggernaut in Drake's Certified Lover Boy, but these two artists are just not on the same level – and not merely from a spiritual perspective, but also from a production level.
Even with all his marketing pull, impressive numbers and following, Drake’s admittedly good release can’t come close to what DONDA's impact will do and be going forward in the music realm. Today, YEZUS sits upon the Throne, and after this I'm not sure how anyone but God and himself can remove him.
We have seen many things from different artists, but never one in a live performance sitting calmly on fire. As if the Son of Man had composed this visual for us all as a reminder of His protection and more than that, His swagger. We have heard many producers hold the crowds with the finest precision, but this album is not just a club banger, it’s an instantly addictive soundtrack that burns every day and every second in Kanye's mind, full of theatrical overlays on top of the dirtiest bass sounds that come from the mud that raised him.
Sorry Drake, this "battle" was over before you laid your first track. Next time, ask 50, or at least just hold on to it until the next season. But also know there is a clear benefit for you here. During this time of reflection, turn up the DONDA and feel amazingly better. Head up Butter Cup.