South Africans have given the intro to Kanye West’s DONDA album a sweet Amapiano twist.
The Amapiano wave is making a serious mark in the South African music landscape and it’s continuing to grow in South African and the world.
This month we all witnessed Focalistic presenting a splendid performance in the UK to a sold out receptive crowd that couldn’t get enough of the genre.
— DAVIDO_STATS📊 (@DAVIDO_STATS) August 28, 2021
The songs has been making rounds on social media and the fans can’t get enough of it.
Not South Africa making DONDA an Amapiano song. pic.twitter.com/Mwvi18gojt
— NduMncube (@NduMncube) August 31, 2021
Kanye West recently dropped his 10th studio album after holding three listening parties, the third of which was last week in his home town Chicago.
DONDA THE ALBUM 8 AM EST pic.twitter.com/wKFqA7Ay5p
— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) August 29, 2021
The song was inspired by this song:
— Sean Lowery (@SeanLowery20) August 29, 2021
DONDA and it’s controversy
He also claimed Universal had “blocked” a song featuring DaBaby and Marilyn Manson from being on the record.
West claimed Universal Music Group, parent company to Def Jam, released the album without his approval. “UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM,” he wrote in an Instagram note.
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Other artists to feature on the album include The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Kid Cudi, Jay Electronica and Young Thug.
West’s mother was an English professor at Chicago State University who died aged 58 after complications from cosmetic surgery. Donda West’s death had a devastating impact on her Grammy-winning son, who also named a creative content company after her.
Since West last released an album, 2019’s gospel-inspired Jesus Is King, he also launched a failed bid to become US president.