While some Kanye West fans have been reaping the benefits of their $200 Stem Player and carelessly streaming Donda 2, other fans have been desperately searching for ways to listen to the highly-anticipated project.
Despite no official release of Donda 2 on streaming services, Ye-hungry fans have been doing everything in their power to get their hands on the project —whether that be on YouTube, SoundCloud, Discord, Reddit, Google, etc.
However, while in such high demand, non-Stem Player owners found a new way to showcase their impatience for the album. An album by Wanye Kest is officially charting at No. 27 in the Hip-Hop genre on iTunes.
At first glance, the all-black album cover would make one think that this is in fact Ye’s new project. At second glance, fans instantly notice the jarring differences between the albums.
The artist of the decoy Donda 2 is Wanye Kest, and none of the songs are even remotely close to Ye’s work. There are also 11 songs instead of 16, and majority of the tracks are missing the elite features listed in the songs’ titles. Those in Jack Harlow, Don Toliver, The Migos and more all graced the stage for Ye’s Miami show last week (Feb. 22).
Although the project is currently only available on Ye’s Stem Player, fans are both eager and confident that Donda 2 will hit DSPs sooner rather than later — that is if Kanye wants it to be so.
While fans hold out for ‘Donda 2’ to hit streaming platforms, read more about Ye’s latest “chess moves” below!