Donda vs. CLB

Donda vs. CLB

Ashley Norfleet, Staff Writer

Kanye West and Drake have been pretty popular artists for a couple of years now and recently the two released their new albums: Donda and Certified Lover Boy “CLB”. Both albums have different beats and tones/meanings but both albums include verses that tell the story of the Artists lives. Donda by Kanye West involves all of his eras in the music industry: Rap, Funk Pop, and Secular Gospel. Drake stays with his rap genre but bases his lyrics on toxic masculinity and accepting the truth. 

 

“Donda is good because it is about his mom, he talks about religion and that’s cool,” said Tyler Rodriguez. “I did not like CLB because I thought it was boring and he did the same 27 songs in a row, I was asleep 8 songs in, Way 2 Sexy with Future goes hard though.”

 

Kanye West makes sure that everyone will find something to enjoy about his new album. “Hurricane” is one of the most listened to songs on the album with around 29 million streams and has reached number 6 on Billboard. Sophomore, Trey Stegall responded with a more negative outlook to West’s new album “Donda”.

 

“I mean, there are a couple of songs on there that are alright, but the rest are trash,” said Stegall. “No….. not at all…. trash…. two out of ten.”

 

Certified Lover Boy was released on September 3, 2021, at midnight, and believe me when I say it was worth staying up for. CLB by Drake is a rap album with different styles. “Yebba’s Heartbreak” is a softer tone of a song and is noted as a “slow meaningful sad song”. “Way 2 Sexy” is the most streamed song in the album with around 31 million streams. The whole album reached number 1 on Billboard on the day it was released with about 700 million streams.

 

“It was more of an experience than just an album to me, all of the songs had a nice flow,” said sophomore, Derek Panzer “They were meaningful, the only negative is that the outros were too long,”

 

It’s safe to say that both albums have their ups and downs. Two out of the five students I interviewed liked Donda better, and three out of five students liked Certified Lover Boy better. Both albums are very different and maybe if you take a listen you will end up liking both. Go stream both albums on Spotify and Apple Music!