Kanye West fans have suffered a lot as trying to defend the rapper gets riskier by every Instagram post. Ye’s fans are also mad at him for not releasing Donda 2 on the day that he promised. Now, there’s a new endeavor started by the fans.

Ye’s intentions behind releasing Donda 2 exclusively on Stem Player was for artists to get more share in the money their music makes. Fans were disheartened when they found out it will cost 200$ to purchase the Stem Player. They have now found new ways to listen to the anticipated album without the breaking the bank.

Ye uploaded four tracks from the album onto the Stem Player website, but only users with the device could access them. The uploads by Ye came in on Wednesday Feb. 23, a day after the live listening event. By Thursday morning, a Reddit user had already written a script that essentially emulates the Stem Player.

The script tricks the website into thinking an actual device is connected and extracts the layers of each song. Last night, Ye uploaded the remaining songs from the Donda 2 listening event to the platform. By that point, additional emulators had been written and refined, so it was only a matter of time before the MP3s of each track made their way to file sharing sites.

XXL mag reports that currently it only takes is a few searches in the right places to find the songs for free. Fans can enjoy Dondo 2 without purchasing the $200 Stem Player. Piracy is quite common in the music industry so it’s hard to believe that Kanye didn’t see this coming. Nevertheless, Ye already flexed all the money he made in pre-booked stem player purchases.

Would you purchase Stem Player to listen to Ye’s music? Sound off in the comments below!

Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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