On the heels of his a lot anticipated Donda 2 reside stream occasion, Kanye West has launched the extremely anticipated album Donda 2 on his Stem Participant units.
Safety, Pablo, Open Street and We Did It Child are among the many 16 tracks made out there on Stem Participant, Kanye’s proprietary music participant that permits customers to remix music on the go.
The complete album was initially alleged to be launched on the once-a-century date of February 22, 2022 however didn’t materialise, inflicting dissatisfaction amongst those that bought the $200 Stem Participant as a result of album being out there solely on West’s gadget.
West held the live-streamed occasion for Donda 2 yesterday in a efficiency that noticed an effigy of his childhood dwelling go up in flames because the rapper appeared to stroll on water beside his visitor stars, amongst whom was controversial rocker Marilyn Manson, who faces a number of claims of sexual assault from varied girls, together with his former lover Evan Rachel Wooden.
Whereas on an almost two-and-a-half-hour lengthy version of the Drink Champs podcast, West mentioned, “All of the #MeToo – like, after I sit subsequent to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, proper after each of them received cancelled, for 5 songs, you realize, it’s like they’ll’t cancel [us all],” calling the push to carry Manson and different artists accountable “mob mentality”.
West claims he has generated $2 million in gross sales of his Stem Participant since asserting that Donda 2 will solely be out there on the gadget. It at the moment retails for $200 / £200, which might imply West bought roughly 10,000 Stem Gamers via February 17 to 19.
The rapper additionally has mentioned that he turned down a $100 million deal from Apple over Donda 2‘s Stem Participant exclusivity. YouTuber DJ Akademiks has since claimed on Twitter that the supposed take care of Apple included a $2 million sponsorship deal that might have netted the tech large the rights to stream the 22/2/2022 Donda 2 launch occasion.