The new tracks are “Up From the Ashes,” “Remote Control Pt. 2,” “Never Abandon Your Family,” “Keep My Spirit Alive Pt. 2,” and “Life of the Party,” the André 3000 collaboration that found its way into Ye’s beef with Drake, much to the former Outkast MC’s chagrin. “Never Abandon Your Family” was on the track list of the version of Donda that was played at Ye’s first listening party at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium on July 22— it was left off of subsequent versions. While Kanye edited all profanity from the original Donda release—a point of contention that led André 3000 to ask that he omit the track—the deluxe edition carries the explicit version.
After much fanfare and several postponed release dates, Donda finally arrived in late August and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. A new documentary on Kanye West’s life, Jeen-Yuhs, is set to come to Netflix in 2022.
Revisit “Ranking Every Guest Appearance on Kanye West’s Donda From Worst to Best” over on the Pitch.