We take a comprehensive look at DONDA's album and single artwork thus far.
While little is really known about the movements of DONDAÂ and their relationship to hip-hop, it is apparent that through a recent string of album art designs that they are fixed on bringing 'art' back to hip-hop music.
You won't find Lil Wayne's album art on their website, but you will find a whole bunch of information about the collective. To introduce them, "Dondaâs House, Inc. was designed to provide access to premium arts instruction to youth. Arts and music programs are routinely the first casualty in schools facing budget crises, specifically institutions in at-risk communities that directly benefit from access to safe environments and developmental opportunities."
That's just one aspect of DONDA. The creative agency that isÂ DONDA is a multi-discipline company, they not only design artwork for some of your favorite rappers, they've branched out beyond that to design complete tour sets (the first being the "Watch The Throne" tour with Kanye and Jay Z), and they were also behind the guerilla marketing campaign for "New Slaves" -- and just today Kim Kardashian unveiled the cover of her "Selfish" bookÂ which was, you guessed it, helmed by Yeezy and DONDA.Â Nonetheless, this list focuses on single and album artworkÂ thatÂ haveÂ been commissioned by DONDA.
Their ambition has become the gold standard for creativity in hip-hop, prompting us to take a look at their input thus far.