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Producer ATL Jacob Claims He Hasn't Been Paid For His Work On Kanye West's 'Donda 2'

Back in February, Kanye West’s “Donda 2” had an atypical album rollout. As previously reported by AfroTech, the rapper announced that his eleventh studio album wouldn’t be available on streaming platforms. West’s Stem Player is the only way for people to download and listen to it.

Nov 18, 2022

Kanye West Says His Stem Player, 'The First Yeezy Tech Product,' Brought In $2.2M In One Day

Kanye West continues to show why he’s truly a genius. As someone who does it all, the rapper’s Stem Player — what he calls the “first Yeezy Tech product” — has brought in $2.2 million in sales in one day thanks to his latest album, reports HYPEBEAST. Per Kanye West, the move to release his music via his Stem Player platform rather than streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, or TIDAL caused him way more monetary gain. “To earn the $2.2 million we made on the first day on the stem player the album would have had to stream 500 million times,” Kanye West shared. “We did more revenue on Stem Player, without the album even being out than we would have done with the album being out on streaming.” Just months following the release of “Donda,” Kanye West revealed that he would release “Donda 2” exclusively via his Stem Player. And, according to the “Jesus Walks” emcee, this was because the percentage that artists receive on streaming platforms is significantly low. “Today artists...

Feb 22, 2022

Kanye West Says His Next Album 'Donda 2' Will Only Be Available For Streaming On His Platform

Kanye West is known for thinking outside of the box. And, with his next album “Donda 2,” things are no different. Ahead of its release on Feb. 22, Kanye West took to Instagram to announce it will not be available on streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, and YouTube. But, the album will be available for streaming on his $200 stem player that AfroTech previously reported allows fans to “customize any song.” “Donda 2 will only be streaming on my own platform, the stem player. You can download new music from You can play 4 different elements of the track: vocals, drums, bass and music. It also has a MP3 player available. We currently have 67,000 available and are making 3,000 a day,” Kanye West wrote via Instagram. If you are wondering why the sudden move to venture away from streaming giants, West revealed his disdain for the “oppressive system.” “Donda 2 will only be available on...

Feb 18, 2022

Kanye West Doesn't Have Current Plans For The Metaverse And NFTs — 'For Now I'm Not On That Wave'

The Metaverse will not be seeing global superstar Kanye West, or at least not anytime soon. West took to Instagram Monday (Jan. 31) to share with over 10 million followers that he will not be endorsing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at this time. Instead, Kanye West will continue to place his focus on his products, the “real world,” “real food,” “real clothes,” and “real shelter.” “STOP ASKING ME TO DO NFT’s I’M NOT FINNA CO-SIGN … FOR NOW I’M NOT ON THAT WAVE I MAKE MUSIC AND PRODUCTS IN THE REAL WORLD,” West wrote on Instagram. At the end of West’s note, he adds “ASK ME LATER.” So, perhaps the crypto world may gain a notable endorser in the near future.

Feb 1, 2022

Kanye West May Have Plans To Address LA's Homelessness Crisis With Skid Row Fashion Week

Kanye West may have a new fashion show and collab on the way that could benefit the homeless. TMZ reports Kanye West is working closely with streetwear brand Skid Row Fashion Week to collaborate on clothing and produce a one-of-a-kind showcase. Reportedly Kanye West and Skid Row Fashion Week founder David Sabastian, started discussions in early January 2022 as the rap legend hit the studio to begin production for the anticipated “Donda 2.”

Jan 27, 2022