Fans Were Horrified By The Sound Quality At Kanye West's 'Donda 2' Listening Event
Where are you, Donda 2? Fans eagerly anticipating Kanye West's Donda follow-up album - expected to arrive Tuesday (Feb. 22) - were disappointed that it did not arrive at midnight as most new albums do.
One fan tweeted, "Where is DONDA2 ?".
It's 22:22 in [South Africa flag emoji] and you haven't dropped #DONDA2, how many more 2s must align before you can drop yo!”
The rapper, who has missed previous album release dates, announced before the album's release that the set wouldn't be available via traditional music streaming services. "Donda 2 will only be available on the Stem Player, my own platform. Yeezy's founder announced on Instagram Feb. 17 that the music isn't available on Apple, Amazon, Spotify, or YouTube. “Today, artists get just 12% of the profits the industry makes. We need to free music from this oppressive system. It's time to take control and create our own. Order now at stemplayer.com."
The Grammy winner revealed that the Stem Player earned over $1.3 million in revenue ahead of the album's release. That's faster than I've ever sold a T-shirt. Everything happens for a reason. New frontier," Ye wrote in a now-deleted post. Everyone who supports our revolution is changing the game for all artists. People who aren't even interested in music no longer deserve our respect. It's like I'm back at SOB's performing Jesus Walks."
As well, hours before a scheduled live listening event Feb. 22 in Miami was set to stream in select IMAX theaters in 15 cities, Stem announced that the Donda 2 Experience would also stream on the player. Ye has yet to reveal when the album will be released.
As fans awaited updates on Donda 2, Kanye was trending on social media. But not for the right reasons.
Social media users said the audio from the Miami livestream was terrible.
Even after the show ended at 12.05am ET, Twitter chatter continued.