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Kanye West Releases ‘DONDA 2’ to Stem Players

Dubbed “V2.22.22 Miami” tracks from the Kanye West DONDA 2 listening event in Miami on Tuesday have officially released to stem players.

Unfinished tracks from new Kanye West album DONDA 2 are now on stem players. The release follows his Miami DONDA Experience Performance listening event at LoanDepot Park on Tuesday, where guests Fivio Foreign, Alicia Keys, DaBabyPlayboi CartiPusha T and Jack Harlow made cameos.

Executive-produced by Future, DONDA 2 features Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Baby Keem, Migos, Soulja Boy, the late XXXTentacion and more. Some songs, including “Mr. Miyagi” which features Playboi Carti have not been shared to stem players yet, but the rough version of “V2.22.22 Miami” includes 16 tracks.

Fans can still purchase the $200 stem player from its website. To get Ye’s new music, listeners can plug the stem player into their computer, visit the device’s website and sync new songs.

Earlier this month, Ye revealed on Instagram that he turned down a $100M deal with Apple Music for DONDA 2 to be heard on the handheld device.

Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Stem Player,” Ye wrote. “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.”

Despite demanding an apology from co-headliner Billie Eilish, Ye is still slated to perform at Coachella in April, where he reportedly plans on bringing Travis Scott.

See the current stem player tracklist for DONDA 2 below.

Donda 2 (V2.22.22 Miami):

True Love
Broken Road
Get Lost
Too Easy
Flowers
Security
We Did It Kid
Pablo
Louie Bags
Happy
Sci Fi
Selfish
Lord Lift Me Up
Keep It Burning
City of Gods
First Time in a Long Time

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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