I have contacted spokespersons from his label and have not yet received a response.
This is horrible news and I send my regards to Kanye and the entire family.President Bush doesn't care about Black people" just days after the Hurricane Katrina devastation, his brutal honesty in his debut single "Through The Wire" that chronicled his near death experience or his own admittance that he sometimes "acts more stupidly" as he raps in "Can't Tell Me Nothing," he has represented one of hip hop's most significant voices.
Kanye is not Tupac, but he delivers the same type of honesty that people either love or hate.
Without a doubt, Kanye's upbringing has everything to do with who he is today. So we can not celebrate his successes without also acknowledging his mother. We owe Dr. West thanks for giving us a son whose contribution to hip hop would forever impact the genre. It has been great during his reign to see that hip hop's influence transcends just gangsta rap.Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From The Mother Of A Hip-Hop Star. Since 2004, she has been working with her son, including serving as chief executive of West Brands LLC, as well as the chairwoman of his Kanye West Foundation educational nonprofit program.
Donda West worked as a professor at Brown College and Chicago State University. At the latter, she was a former chairwoman of the English department.
On Kanye's Late Registration album he dedicated the song "Hey Mama" to her.
In one verse he rapped about her support of his pursuit of his hip hop career:
"Forrest Gump mama said, life is like a box of chocolates,
My mama told me go to school, get your doctorate,
Somethin to fall back on, you could profit with,
But still supported me when I did the opposite"
Thank you Dr. Donda West.
May you rest in peace.
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- Kanye West