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Fans of Ye, the artist formally known as Kanye West, will have to spend a little more money to get their hands on the rapper’s upcoming album.
Ye recently announced that Donda 2 will only be available on his own platform, called the Stem Player. It costs $200 or P10,276.50.
He said on Instagram, “Not on Apple, Amazon, Spotify, or YouTube. Today artists get just 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own.”
The Stem Player looks like a Bluetooth speaker. According to the website, it allows you to customize any song and split it into “stems.”
It adds that a purchase “ships with Donda.”
Here are the device’s other features:
- Control vocals, drums, bass, and samples
- Isolate parts
- Add effects
- 4 channel lossless audio mixing
- Real-time loop and speed control
- Tactile effects
- Save, playback, and download mixes
- Update content and software
Donda 2 will be the sequel to Donda, Ye’s 10th studio album that was released last year. Donda has the singles “Hurricane,” “Life of the Party,” “Believe What I Say,” and “Off the Grid.” It features guest vocals from the Sunday Service Choir, Jay-Z, Playboi Carti, Lil Baby, the Weeknd, Vory, DaBaby, Baby Keem, and Marilyn Manson.
Upon its release, Donda scored the most first-day streams for an album in 2021 on both Apple Music and Spotify.
Donda 2 will be released on February 22, 2022. Here’s a look at the tracklist, which Ye released last week:
- “Security” (feat. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg)
- “Lift Me Up”
- “Get Lost”
- “Pablo” (feat. Drake)
- “True Love”
- “Keep It Burnin'” (feat. John Legend & JAY-Z)
- “Broken Road”
- “I’m Finna Love Me”
- “Closed For Business” (feat. Scarface)
- “We Did It Kid”
- “Flowers” (feat. Future)
- “Maintenance” (feat. Lil Wayne)
- “530” (feat. 2 Chainz)
- “Mr. Miyagi” (feat. The Game, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & Pusha T)
- “Selfish” (feat. Chris Brown)
- “First Time”
- “Louie Bags” (feat. Moneybagg Yo)
- “Sci-Fi” (feat. Beanie Siegel & JAY-Z)
- “Do I Look Happy?”
- “Things Change”
- “City of Gods (Stem Version)” [feat. Fivio Foreign & Alicia Keys]
The albums are named after Ye’s mother, Donda West.
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