Kanye West He held a listening party and live performance at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida, to coincide with the release of the new album “Donda 2”.
The rapper, now known as Ye, Announced the performance earlier this month With a photo on social media that showed a house on stilts, it was on fire. The structure resembles the rapper’s childhood home, as a recreation of it made a big splash during the third and final listening party of the original “Donda” Last year at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Fans watching the live stream from the start spent the first 2 hours and 45 minutes watching a continuous beating heartbeat before the event properly started. As was pointed out, the recreation of his childhood home took up much of the square, with fire inside as the rapper seemed to be walking on water.
Fans played around 45 minutes of music, including previously unreleased tracks like “Flowers” and recent collaborations like ‘Easy’ With the game along with Pusha TLatest single ‘Diet Cola’with Pusha appearing on stage alongside Ye as she plays.
Harlow’s track opened with an audio sample from Kamala Harris’ “We Did It, Joe” phone call with US President Joe Biden, and saw Yi repeat the lyric: “I just stopped buying Louis bags after Virgil’s death,” a reference to the late fashion legend. Virgil Abloh.
Other notable moments including Ye playing a sample of ex-partner Kim Kardashian SNL A monologue from October last year, in which she called him “the best rapper of all time” and “the richest black man in America”.
After an appearance from the Ye’s Sunday Service choir, the event moved to a live show, with the rapper performing several songs from “Donda” – including “Hurricane” and “Off the Grid” (featuring Foreign Fivio And the Playboy Karty) and “Prison 2”.
For the latter, Ye is joined by the artists of the controversial track: Marilyn Mansonwho faces multiple the allegations And the Lawsuits Accused of sexual assault RefusalAnd the dababyWho is the I faced a backlash last year After making anti-gay comments while appearing at a festival.
West revealed late last week that Donda 2 will do just that It is only available to listen to on their Steam Player. First released alongside the original ‘Donda’ last year, the device is available for $200 (£150) – allowing owners to remix the album’s songs using trunks from vocals, drums, bass, samples and more, plus effects and other controls.
Over the weekend, West . said It has generated over $2.2m (£1.6m) in sales of Steam Player In the 24 hours after its announcement it will be the only way to listen to ‘Donda 2’.
“I walked away from Apple right after I got the biggest #1 in Apple history. Songwriters really took a hit on streaming platforms” Yi About his decision to release “Donda 2” exclusively through Steam Player In the since-deleted Instagram post.
“Some say I’m the only one who can make that change. So as the leading innovator in music for the past 20 years. I’m putting my own business on the line to change it. I’ve already won by not being afraid to move. Now we’re winning because there are real supporters who invested the money they got.” Hard-earned in my vision of freedom.”