Todd Rundgren says he was “frustrated” working with “dilettante” Kanye West on ‘DONDA’

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He also criticized West for releasing the album too quickly.

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Todd Rundgren has expressed his disappointment over working with Kanye West on his recent album ‘Donda’.

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According to Rundgren he contributed to the record for over a year and accumulated “three albums of Kanye stems on my computer”.

He said that he was initially kept in touch with West through the rapper’s longtime collaborator 88-Keys.


“I didn’t mind working on his gospel material. If you want to sing about Jesus, go ahead, I don’t care. I’ll help you do that, you know? If you want to sing about your troubles together, go ahead and do it. I don’t care,” he said of the opening sessions.

But over time Rundgren said he grew frustrated with the West. “When it came to Homestretch in July, I just said, ‘That’s enough for me. I don’t know if any of these are being used.’ You don’t get much feedback from them about what it is,” he added. ultimate classic rock.

“If I can contribute something, fine. If I can’t, just let me know. I’m out of here… There’s a possibility I’m actually in there somewhere. There’s a lot of junk in that record!” “

Kanye West and Drake. credit: Jeff Kravitz/Prince Williams/Getty Images.

He also criticized West for releasing the album too early to release it before Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy”.

“He was very afraid that Drake would single him out, so he hurried and released the album the weekend before Drake’s exit,” Rundgren said. “And in the end, Drake ate his lunch anyway.” ‘Certified Lover Boy’ beat ‘Donda’ in just three days in the US.


He continued: “He’s just a dilettante at this point. No one would routinely set records like this unless they had the stupidity to throw. Nobody gets hired to set records in a stadium.” In the whole world of hip-hop no one flies just to crop a syllable, just so you can say everyone was on it.”

Reading GranthshalaThree-star review of West’s ‘Donda’ here.

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