Kanye West recently announced that his highly anticipated new album, Donda 2, will only be available on his Stem Player device. Fans were infuriated at the idea that they will now have to buy a standalone player just to listen to the new record. Kanye has been complaining about the mistreatment of artists by the record industry and this appears to be his way of fighting back.
Ye took to Instagram after the news started to trend on social media. Kanye says he felt disrespected by the types of deals he was being offered by streaming services for his music after years of major success. Now he is looking to do things his way.
“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. 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. 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.”
Yes, Stem Player was trending, Ye. The problem is that nobody was speaking about it in a good way.
Kanye West is taking a huge risk by making Donda 2 exclusive to his Stem Player device. Ye believes he is worth more than the music industry is willing to pay him. Fans will have to wait and see if his gamble pays off.
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