Kanye West Shares New Song 'DONDA' In Memoriam to His Late Mother
The rapper tweeted a 2 minute video on Sunday night with the caption "In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday. My mom reciting KRS1 lyrics This song is called DONDA" which would have been her 71st birthday. The song starts with Donda West speaking lyrics from KRS-One's 'Sound of the Police' from 1993. The song does seem to be a snippet as Twitter has a video length limit and the song abruptly ends at 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
The song is reminiscent of earlier Kanye music with the lyrics still relevant to today's society in North America as the recital speaks of police brutality and Kanye raps about racism.
The overseer had the right to get ill
And if you fought back, the overseer had the right to kill
The officer has the right to arrest
And if you fight back they put a hole in your chest
Kanye West has always been very vocal about how much his mother meant to him. After founding the creative company DONDA back in 2012, it was supposed to be "a design company which will galvanize amazing thinkers in a creative space to bounce their dreams and ideas" with the "goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford."
As much as West is extremely secretive with the operations of DONDA, the multi-disciplinary company has been part of a ton of projects such as the short film Cruel Summer which was shown at Cannes Film Festival. They have also been an integral part of the packaging of album singles and art, stage designs and marketing from the years 2011 to 2015.