Kanye West Announces the Tracklist for Donda 2 While Celebrating Anti-streaming "Revolution".
Kanye West shared the tracklist of his upcoming album Donda 2 via Instagram in the early morning hours of Friday (February 18). The album is scheduled for release on Tuesday (February 22).
According to the handwritten tracklist, the album has 22 songs, beginning with "Security," followed by "True Love," "Broken Road," "I'm Finna Love Me," "Selfish," "Do I Look Happy" and "Things Change." No features have been confirmed, but previous album rollouts suggest this might not be the final tracklist.
“Like we always do at this time,” Kanye wrote as the caption, referencing his Graduation song “Good Life” featuring T-Pain.
According to Kanye West, Donda 2 won't be streaming. It will instead be released exclusively via a $200 stem player.
“Stem player trending Go to stemplayer.com to be a part of the revolution I feel that same feeling like when I first moved to New York to make it in Music,” Kanye wrote on Instagram. “I ain’t know what was gonna happen but I knew had to move. After 10 albums after being under 10 contracts. I turned down a hundred million dollar Apple deal. No one can pay me to be disrespected. We set our own price for our art. Tech companies made music practically free so if you don’t do merch sneakers and tours you don’t eat.”
He continued, “JAY-Z made Tidal and fake media attacked him. Well in the words of my big brother. Come and get me. I’m willing to die standing cause I ain’t living on my knees no more. God please cover me. I run this company 100% I don’t have to ask for permission. This is our 2nd generation stemplayer We have more things we working on. I feel like how I felt in the first episode of the documentary.”
The announcement of Donda 2's release date and Future's executive producing the album was made by Kanye West at the end of January. A producer from Atlanta whose credits include "Junya" and "Remote Control," revealed recently the new album's requirements.
“These are the directives for the album: ‘If it cannot be played at a funeral, childbirth, graduation, a wedding, it will not be on our record,’” he explained. “We learned a lot from Donda 1. We learned what hit. We learned what was sticking. So we took it from there. It has to be able to be played at four major moments in people’s lives. That’s crazy, right?”
He added, “With Ye, when you play him music, if he doesn’t move to it, he doesn’t like it. So if he’s not moving, I just go to the next song, and that’s kind of how I’ve been basing my tracklisting.”