Kanye West Launches $200 ‘Donda’ Stem Player

    Kanye West, who recently filed to change his name to Ye, has launched the Donda Stem Player, a $200 device that will be released alongside his much-delayed album Donda. According to the rapper’s website, the device allows users to “customize any song” by controlling vocals, drums, bass, and samples, isolating parts, adding effects, or splitting “any song into stems.”

    As Pitchfork points out, West mentioned the device during an interview with Zane Lowe back in 2019, while images and details of the Stem Player were also leaked this March.

    The rotating image of the Donda Stem Player on Ye’s website includes the line ‘Yeezy Tech x Kano’. Kano is a British company known for creating buildable computers for creativity and education; Kano’s CEO, Alex Klein, wrote some lyrics for West’s Jesus Is King track ‘Water’.

    The Donda Stem Player will apparently ship out with the release of Donda and will be available in the “US and UK for now.” Tomorrow night (August 26), West is hosting a third listening party for the record at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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