Donda West Obituary
Read about Kanye's inspiring mother...
Donda West was one of a kind. She single-handedly bought up one of hip hops finest (her son Kanye)- and later became a legend in her own right.
An inspiration to single moms everywhere, she showed the world that it doesnt have to be an uphill struggle when it comes to raising kids alone " with the thinking that so long as you do best by your kids, the chances are theyll follow the right path.
Donda went on to write a book about the early days with her son; Raising Kanye.
You only have to listen to Hey Mama on Kanyes second album, Late Registration, to understand how close he was to Donda - spitting lyrics like I appreciate that you alive for me, I just want you to be proud of me.
Even his latest release, Good Life, manages a name check with I'ma get on this TV, mama.
As well as becoming Kanye's general manager, Donda was also co-founder of the Kanye West Foundation " the charity that encourages kids to stay in school and get good grades, so they have the best opportunities in life.
With one in two Latino and African"American kids not even graduating high school right now its a real battle worth fighting " and one that was close to Dondas heart, especially as she worked in education for over 30 years.
She was not only an inspiration to single moms, but to young women all over the world.
Only recently Donda recorded a video for MTV Staying Alive about the importance of respect, especially for women, in hip hop " watch it below:
Just like Kanyes lyrics. Donda was an inspiration to the masses and will be greatly missed by
WRITTEN BY THE STAYING ALIVE AND BASE TEAMS