Kanye West’s producer says Donda 2 will be a fitting soundtrack for everything from childbirth to a funeral.
Ye started working with Digital Nas after the pair were introduced, thanks to fashion designer Mowalola Ogunlesi. He then contributed to the tracks ‘Junya’ and ‘Remote Control’ on Donda.
Nas is one of the producers who is currently working on the sequel, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone, he’s opened on the process. He claims the sound is “more monk-like” than the predecessor, and his role has largely been to “simplify” the production.
The 23-year-old said: “These are the directives for the album: ‘If it cannot be played at a funeral, childbirth, graduation [or] a wedding, it will not be on our record.”
He added: “We learned a lot from Donda 1. We learned what hit. We learned what was sticking. So we took [it] from there.”
Meanwhile, Kanye recently revealed his disdain for NFTs in a handwritten Instagram letter. The rapper explained, “My focus is on building real products in the real world.” Ye then reveals “real food”, “real clothes”, and “real shelter” are the three things he is currently focussing his energy on. He then added: “Do not ask me to do a fucking NFT.”