Kevin Durant was one of the select few people to whom Kanye West sent samples from Donda and requested feedback and reviews.
Donda is possibly the hip-hop legend’s most hyped release in his storied music career. West has put in immense amounts of work into conceptualizing what promises to be remembered as a classic album.
Kanye has been teasing the release for several weeks now. The non-explicit version was released on Apple Music this morning and has immediately garnered immense traction.
“Kanye West is a master at his craft”: Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant was preparing to lead Team USA for Tokyo Olympics in early July. This was a time when Donda was still slated to be released along with a whole host of other albums that month.
However, the Chicago-born rapper seemed to be discontent with his own work at the time. He continued to make changes to his album, resulting in delays. During this timeframe, he live-streamed himself working on the album with some selected viewers.
He also sent samples to people to help him tweak his work depending on the feedback. And it seems that 2-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant was among those people. The Nets superstar opened up about his experience while watching the master producer at work:
Among those who advised Kanye on what they liked and didn’t like about Donda when it was being put together: Kevin Durant.
“He’s a master at his craft,” KD said during the Olympics, talking about his experience listening to the then-still-in-progress album earlier this summer.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 29, 2021