As you’d expect from a Ye concert, the event was glamorized with lots of special effects. After about two hours of playing nothing but the sound of a beating heart, Kanye opened the show by walking around the burning replica of his Chicago family home surrounded by water as The Game joined him early to perform their previously released track “Eazy.”
He was then joined on stage by The Migos, who promised to help Ye find Kim, while West danced and grooved in the background.
Later Pusha T appeared for a performance of “Diet Coke” and was followed by Jack Harlow, who West proclaimed a Top 5 rapper alive. Alicia Keys and Fivio Foreign also came out to perform their new smash hit “City Of Gods,” which also featured Kanye West.
Other artists who are also featured on “Donda 2” include Travis Scott, Future, DaBaby, Playboi Carti, Soulja Boy, Baby Keem, Don Toliver, Vory and the late XXXTentacion.
“Donda 2” is expected to arrive anytime now, but don’t expect to see it on any of your favorite streaming services. Ye revealed in a since deleted tweet that the album will be released exclusively on his $200 Stem Player platform, and that he’s made over $2.2 million in purchases from the device so far.
“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. 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.”
While we await the imminent arrival of Kanye West’s first ever sequel album (don’t hold your breath), check out some fan reactions to his latest listening experience below.
The show had some technical difficulties along the way and wasn’t Kanye’s best live experience. He was visibly irritated and fans couldn’t wait to rip apart the sound engineers.