Andrew Dawson, Kanye West’s Longtime Engineer, Donates Royalties to Jewish Organizations!

As a response to West’s recent advocacy of hate speech, Andrew Dawson, who has worked as Kanye West’s engineer for many years, has pledged to donate his royalties to charitable causes.

In a post that he made on Instagram on Tuesday (October 25), Dawson made a commitment to donating a portion of his royalties to organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as Jewish and Civil Rights groups.

“I have a resume that I am proud of that symbolizes decades of supporting the voices, visions, and creativity of outstanding artists, Dawson wrote.

“I have been fortunate enough to work with many of them.” Recent happenings, on the other hand, oblige me to provide my support to other more significant voices at this juncture.

Andrew Dawson, Kanye West's Longtime Engineer, Donates Royalties to Jewish Organizations!

According to the post that Andrew Dawson wrote, he has already contributed twice to the cause. Although Dawson did not specifically point the finger at West as the motivation behind the gifts, the charity that received them did mention all the support groups that West has recently attacked with hate speech.

In recent weeks, West has made multiple antisemitic comments and has donned a shirt that said “White Lives Matter.” As a result, brands such as Balenciaga, Gap, and Adidas have distanced themselves from musicians and entrepreneurs.

The management of Dawson has declined to make any more comments regarding the article. Since West’s first studio album, The College Dropout, which was released in 2003, Dawson has served as West’s primary engineer on all of his recordings.

This relationship spans over two decades. He has collaborated with West on eight of his albums, three of which have won Grammy Awards: Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).


The song “Heaven and Hell” off of West’s 2021 album Donda was Dawson’s final credited collaboration with Kanye West. Record producer Mike Dean, who has also collaborated with West since the release of The College Dropout, reposted Dawson’s letter and added a comment to the photograph, writing, “Careful though.


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Those royalties are going to decrease. Sucks. He is also causing harm to all of his business partners. Dawson has contributed his talents as an engineer, producer, mixer, and co-writer to a great number of successful albums over the course of his career.

He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including Destiny’s Child, Common, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé, Teyana Taylor, Childish Gambino, and Linkin Park.

Only this week, West was let go by his agency CAA, and a producer at MRC decided against moving forward with a documentary about the rapper.

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