Kanye West’s extremely anticipated upcoming album “Donda 2” will solely be obtainable to these keen to plunk down money for his dear music streaming gadget, the eccentric music mogul knowledgeable followers on Thursday.
“Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Stem Player,” West wrote in a post to his Instagram account. “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.”
A web site for West’s Stem Player stated the gadget prices $200. It is on the market within the US, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The gadget purportedly ships inside two business days with clients within the US and UK.
West’s announcement drew a harsh reaction from many fans, a few of whom stated they’d not be shopping for the gadget or listening to the album.
West first launched his Stem Player final year to coincide with the discharge of the primary version “Donda” – named after his late mom. The gadget – a collaboration between West’s Yeezy Tech model and UK-based electronics startup Kano – permits listeners to customise music by isolating particular devices, altering tracks or including particular results.
West elaborated on his resolution in a collection of Instagram posts, saying he determined to boycott main platforms as a result of they don’t pretty compensate music artists. The rapper ceaselessly deletes social media posts inside a couple of minutes, however the ones about “Donda 2” have been nonetheless dwell on Instagram as of late Friday morning.
In one put up, West claimed that he as soon as “turned down a hundred million dollar Apple deal.”
“No one can pay me to be disrespected,” West wrote. “We set our own price for our part. Tech companies made music practically free so if you don’t do merch sneakers and tours you don’t eat.”
“Donda 2” is predicted to debut on Feb. 22, although West has been identified to vary launch dates on a whim.