Donda 2 Will Be Exclusively Available on Kanye West's Music Streaming Service 'Yeezy Stem Player'
Donda 2, which Kanye West is set to release later this month, will be available exclusively on the Stem Player, his own platform. Kanye West went on social media to announce the release on Thursday. This device costs $200 and is capable of isolating the various instruments and vocals on a song so they can be customized.
“Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Stem Player. Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube,” Ye wrote in a post made to Instagram. “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. Go to stemplayer.com now to order.”
You can also view a short music clip in Ye's post, which you can view below.
The second installment of Donda is scheduled to arrive next Tuesday, February 22. It was developed by Yeezy Tech and Kano Computing and launched back in August of 2021.
A platform also exclusively released Kanye's 2016 album The Life of Pablo. Following its exclusive debut on Tidal, and Kanye's declaration that the album would "never never never" be released anywhere else, the album was released on other streaming services six weeks after its release. Eventually, the lawsuit was dismissed after the parties involved came to an undisclosed agreement in 2019, which called the move a "deceptive marketing ploy."
As for Donda 2, Ye will host an event at Miami's LoanDepot Park stadium the same day the project drops. According to Kanye's rep, it will feature live performances. You can get tickets from Ticketmaster for the show, which is titled "Kanye West: Donda Experience Performance." Ye previously held events at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Chicago's Soldier Field stadium as part of the album rollout.