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Music producer DJ Toomp shared his opinion on Kanye West's long-awaited 10th studio album, Donda.

The renowned producer expressed his disappointment in the album, named for Kanye's late mother, Donda West.

DJ Toomp was in attendance during Kanye's first Donda listening party at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22.

Like many disappointed Kanye fans, Toomp was particularly irked by the lack of drums or percussion on any of the tracks.

"I hope the album doesn't sound like this," Toomp said during an interview with Big High ATL.

"If I was in the studio with 'Ye, I'd say 'Is this shit gonna drop anywhere? Cause you build us up and we thinkin' that shit finna go crazy but right when you think a beat's gonna drop, that shit go to another song. That's why I was like 'This album must not be finished.'"

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DJ Toomp previously worked with Kanye on his Graduation album (2007), producing the tracks "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Good Life" (featuring T-Pain).

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The 51-year-old Atlanta DJ also produced hits for rappers T.I. (pictured), Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Pitbull and Jay Z, among others.

Toomp is eager to work with Kanye to improve the Donda album -- but he has not heard from his old pal, who moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 23 to finish the album.

"I would really love to help him put that album together. I want to hear some more lyrics, man. Definitely beats. But as far as the artist, I want to hear lyrics. Where that shock value at that he usually brings, ya know?"

Toomp said the album doesn't sound like a personal tribute to Kanye's mom.

"He just got out of a divorce, so there's a few things that he wanna pour out personally on that album. It may be a real personal album. If you naming this Donda after your moms, where's that mom record at that's gonna make every n***a whose mom ain't here no more feel like it's their favorite shit on the album."

 

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The same ad agency that brought you the remix to rapper Juvenile's "Back That Thang Up" are planning to remix Bob Marley's classic "We're Jammin'".

Tiktok users were so excited at the news that they made a video to celebrate the upcoming remix.
 
READ ALSO: Rapper Juvenile reacts to 'Vax That Thang Up' backlash

The agency behind the poorly received "Vax That Thang Up" will soon release "We're Jabbin'" in hopes of inspiring more people to get vaxxed.

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According to the leak, the "Jabbin'" lyrics goes like this:

    "We're jabbin'
    Hope you are jabbin' too
    We're jabbin' and jabbin' and jabbin' and jabbin'
    Hope you are jabbin' too!"

It isn't clear who will sing the new "Jabbin'" vaccine campaign remix, but sources say it won't be Lauryn Hill, the legendary singer who was previously married to one of Bob Marley's pickney.

The news comes as Rastafarians in Jamaica are battling the government to keep the mRNA vaccines out of the Caribbean nation.

Twitter users reacted to the plan to rework "Jammin'" into a vaccine campaign similar to Juvenile and Mannie's disastrous effort.

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Kanye West wasn't happy that his first Donda listening party, held at his temporary home in Atlanta, wasn't completely sold out.

Despite reports that the Mercedes-Benz Stadium was sold out for his first event -- the upper decks were empty, and Kanye noticed.

So he's hosting another album release party for his upcoming Donda album at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, where he's been living and working on the album since July 22.

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Kanye's bedroom at the stadium is not much larger than a college dorm room or a jail cell at the nearby Fulton County lockup in downtown Atlanta.

The spartan living quarters includes a twin bed with a white comforter, a wall-mounted television, an open locker containing a few outfits, a suitcase, a small storage locker that doubles as a nightstand, and a digital clock on the cinder block wall.

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The 44-year-old mogul is still brainstorming on how to make the listening event unique to fill new seats in the upper decks.
 
READ ALSO: Kanye West wears the same clothes for three days while living at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Sources in Kanye's camp tell TMZ, Yeezy and his production team locked down Aug. 5 as the date for another Donda album release on the eve of the album drop on Aug. 6.

Kanye pays an exorbitant $1 million per day to live in a space in the locker room with access to a shower and toilet stall.

The $1 million per day goes toward paying the salaries for 100 stadium employees who are at Kanye's beck and call while he's living there. Those same employees will work his upcoming Donda album release party.

Kanye's first listening party broke the Apple Music Global Livestream record with 3.3 million viewers.

Unfortunately, many of them didn't like what they heard.

Fans peppered their reviews with descriptive language such as "trash" and "ass."

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TMZ sources say CAA and Live Nation are putting pressure on Ye and his production company to make the second Donda event different.

They fear it won't be easy to sell tickets in Atlanta if the event is a carbon copy of the first.

Remember, Kanye gave away 5,000 tickets to white college students, but the place still wasn't packed to the rafters.

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It's unclear what Kanye plans to do the second time around. He could go with a new stage or have a choir and perform the songs live with his celebrity pals like Jay Z.

WSB Radio hosts are donating their private suites at the stadium as part of the 21st annual 95.5 WSB Care-a-Thon going on right now.

You and your friends can use the fully stocked suite for Kanye's listening event. Learn more at choa.org/careathon. Or call 1-888-750-2772.

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LGBT+ groups say rapper DaBaby has gone too far with his offensive music video titled "Giving What It's Supposed to Give."

DaBaby directed the video himself because he couldn't find a director willing to take the heat.

The new video, released on Wednesday, July 28, appears to reference his controversial anti-ghey, anti-HIV rant at Rolling Loud festival in Miami on Sunday, July 25.

The 29-year-old Capricorn urged concertgoers who didn't have HIV or Aids or "any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two or three weeks" to "put your cellphone light in the air".

He also urged men to raise their cellphone lights if they didn't give oral sex to other men in the parking lot.

His comments sparked backlash from stars including his "Levitating" collaborator Dua Lipa and gay rights activist Sir Elton John.

His upcoming concerts were canceled and BooHooMAN USA dropped him as a celebrity sponsor.

DaBaby has issued two apologies, asking LGBT+ members to give him the same freedom of expression that they expect.

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In his new music video, "Giving What It's Supposed to Give," the rapper holds up a sign that reads "AIDS" while being berated by two homosexual males. He lowers the sign, pulls out a gun and shoots both males.

In another scene, he is pleasured by a white woman in a kitchen while he raps, "That head is giving what it's supposed to give."

The video ends with the words "Don't Fight Hate With Hate" in rainbow colors, alongside: "My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you."

The music video only angered LGBT+ activists, who argue that DaBaby is not remorseful or sorry for his behavior.

DaShawn Usher, GLAAD's Associate Director of Communities of Color, said in a statement:

"The rhetoric that DaBaby used is inaccurate, hurtful, and harmful to the LGBTQ community and the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV. It is critical that DaBaby and his fans learn that people living with HIV today... lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV.

"While DaBaby has made haphazard attempts to 'apologize,' actions need to be taken for full accountability and changes to do better in the future. It further confirms what GLAAD reported last year in the State of HIV Stigma Study that stigma and misinformation around HIV is widespread, and there is much work to be done to educate the public, including entertainers."

LGBT+ groups have reached out to DaBaby to help create an HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign targeting Black males.

So far, the rapper has not responded.
 

CAUTION: This music video simulates graphic sex and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

DaBaby - "Giving What It's Supposed to Give"

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On Wednesday, July 28, Lil Baby + Kirk Franklin unveiled the official music video to their #1 hit "We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)" from Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack.

The music video (directed by Cam Robert) showcases scenes from Space Jam: A New Legacy. Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin join gospel singers who performed on the record.

"We Win" topped Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, dated June 5.

The single, released on May 21, marks the first gospel song for the trap rapper, and Franklin's eighth chart topper.

"I'm humbled," 51-year-old Kirk Franklin told Billboard magazine.

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"We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)" has garnered over 10 million streams and counting. The two recently performed the track for the first time at the BET Awards where they opened up the show with a full choir. See the full BET Awards performance here.

Watch the official music video below.
 

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Lil Nas X dropped the music video to his latest single titled "Industry Baby" ft. Jack Harlow late Thursday.

Directed by Christian Breslauer, the music video is heavy on LGBT+ imagery, such as inmates dancing naked in the shower. Their private parts are blurred to get the video past the FCC censors.

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In the video, Nas X is sentenced to five years at Montero State prison for being an unrepentant homosexual. Lil Nas X portrays the judge, a lawyer, the district attorney, and one juror.

Harlow makes out with a female in his prison cell before breaking out of prison with Nas X.

Anticipating possible backlash to his LGBT+ agenda, Nas X tweeted:

"saying this in advance so y'all won't blame me. THE INDUSTRY BABY VIDEO IS NOT FOR YOUR KIDS!"

Thanks to Kanye West's production, the song will be in heavy rotation on the radio before fading into obscurity.

If you're not already a Lil Nas X fan, this video won't convert you.
 

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Kanye West held a listening party for his long-awaited 10th studio album, Donda, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday, July 22.

His estranged wife, Kim Kardashian and their four children attended the album listening party.

The album was named for Kanye's late mother, Donda West.

According to reports, Kanye was still mixing the album in Atlanta late Thursday, which explains the delayed start of the event.

He was spotted backstage at the stadium working on last-minute tweaks. He invited rappers Plaiboi Carti and 2 Chainz to add verses to the album on Thursday. Which likely means the album will not be ready for release on Friday.

The event finally got underway around 9:30 p.m., as Kanye strolled onto the white stadium floor wearing a red bubble jacket with matching red tank top and latex pants.

The highlight of the unfinished album was Jay Z's verse on "Guess Who's Going to Jail Tonight." Jay Z reportedly recorded his verse at 4 p.m. today.

The album reviews were all bad on Twitter and Reddit.com.

One Reddit user wrote:

"As a HUGE Kanye stan, this was f--king horrible. Idk how anyone is defending this."

Another Reddit user wrote:

"Remember when you saw the Sha'carri commercial and thought 'oh shit when the beat drops on this track, its gonna be crazy'. Well, that's every song. And the beat never drops."

And a third Reddit user wrote:

"this album was so bad that the only way you could save it is by calling it "avant garde."

Watch the full listening party below.
 

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Kim Kardashian and her four children have arrived to Kanye West's DONDA album listening party in Atlanta -- but Kanye is still not in the building.

The event started at 8 p.m. It's 9:28 p.m. and the crowd is growing restless inside the sold-out Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, as fans await Kanye's appearance at his album listening party.

Not much is going on. The crowd has been chanting and cheering whenever a vehicle arrives at the stadium.

Watch the full listening party below.
 

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Kanye West previews a snippet of his single "No Child Left Behind" in a Beats By Dre commercial featuring sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson.

The 21-year-old Team USA athlete was banned from the Tokyo Olympics squad after testing positive for marijuana use last month. She is seen preparing to run a 100 meter dash while Kanye sings:

    "Back again, I used my back against the wall
    Never called on y'all, Never count on y'all
    Always count on God
    He's done miracles on me
    He's done miracles on me..."

Kanye used the commercial to announce his highly-anticipated album Donda set to release on Friday, July 23.

The trailer aired during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, where the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns 105-98 to win its first ever NBA championship.

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Kanye shared the video on his Instagram page - one of only two posts since returning to the site. The other post is a series of pictures of the rapper wearing an all-black outfit and elaborate gold chain featuring the names of his four children.

While Kanye's reactivated Instagram page had 5.6 million followers as WENN went to press, the Yeezy star is only following one account himself - that of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian.

Kanye will treat fans to snippets from Donda at a listening party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday night, July 22.

He donated 5,000 tickets to the event to faculty, staff and students of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, Morris Brown College and ITC.
 

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Kanye West will host a listening party for his long-awaited new album, Donda, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The rapper and mega producer will play tracks from the album, named after his late mother, for paying fans on Thursday, July 22.

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The cover art from the album was unveiled on Monday, July 19, just before tickets for the album listening party went on sale.

Kanye, 44, has hosted elaborate album parties for The Life of Pablo album at Madison Square Garden in 2016 and he flew journalists and celebrities to his ranch in Wyoming for his Ye listening bash in 2018.

A few tracks from the Donda album leaked online over the weekend.

Donda marks West's first album since the release of gospel hit Jesus Is Born in 2019.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Kanye produced Lil Nas X's new single, "Industry Baby," which drops on Friday, July 23.

Kanye is in the midst of a divorce from reality TV star Kim Kardashian, 40. The ex power couple share four children - daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and 2-year-old Psalm.

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The 44-year-old rapper reportedly reunited with Kim and their children to visit the Asian Art Museum on Saturday.

An insider said the former couple had bodyguards with them but no nannies or other help.

Speaking to E! News, the source said:

"They were excited to be there, and everyone seemed to be getting along great between Kim and Kanye. They were there for the kids as the museum is a very family friendly environment, and this specific exhibit brings out the childlike wonder in us all. By all accounts they were gracious, appreciative, and had a great time!"

Kanye is reportedly disappointed that his relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk, 35, isn't generating buzz like he'd hoped.