Kanye West Donda LIVE – Star launches $200 'Stem Player' to let fans remix new songs ahead of Chicago listening party

KANYE West has released a new "Donda stem player" ahead of his listening party for his new album this week ahead of its much-anticipated release.

The player, which costs $200, allows listeners to easily loop tracks, speed or slow down the pace of a recording, and isolate different instruments.

On August 24, 2021, West officially filed legal documents in Los Angeles to change his name which he has previously revealed is connected to his religious views.

West first changed his name to Ye back in 2018, however, he did not file for it to be legal.

Kanye has been in the throes of planning his third listening event, after hosting the first two at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The legendary record producer formerly promised fans he would drop Donda on August 6.

However, after the first and second live stream events ended, the album was still not released.

Read our Kanye West Donda live stream for the latest news and updates…

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    KANYE LEAKS DRAKE'S ADDRESS

    Kanye, 44, leaked Drake's $100million Toronto mansion address on social media amidst their long-time feud.

    The famed star posted a screenshot of the Ontario-born singer's home on Apple maps, revealing the exact cross streets for his monstrous property.

    Although the post was deleted shortly after, fans worried about Drake's safety as the image has been screenshotted and re-shared many times since.

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    WILL KIM AND KANYE RECONCILE?

    A reconciliation now seems more likely than ever, as Kanye is officially back on the market following his brief romance with Irina Shayk.

    The rapper started dating the model, 35, earlier this year after his split from Kim.

    However, a source told People that the relationship was "never a serious thing that took off."

    Another insider added: "Kanye has been busy working and spending time with his kids. This is his focus. He doesn't have time to date right now. He finds Irina amazing though.

    "They remain friendly."

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    KIM BROUGHT KIDS TO DONDA EVENT

    Earlier in August, the KUWTK star brought all of their four kids to Kanye's Donda livestream event to support their famous dad.

    North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two, also returned to Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium with Kim to attend the second release party for his tenth studio album.

    Following the divorce filing, the former couple also filed for joint and physical custody of their four children.

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    KIM LISTENS TO DONDA

    Kim took to her Instagram Story on Saturday to share a photo to let fans know she was listening to tracks titled “DONDA Mix Test.”

    The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star let the snap speak for itself, as she left the post caption-less.

    Fans of the rapper will likely be jealous of Kim being granted early access to the album, as the release date has been pushed back many times.

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    KANYE FILED NAME CHANGE PAPERWORK

    Kanye filed to legally change his name.

    TMZ reported that the rapper filed the paperwork in Los Angeles, as he asked a court to change his name from Kanye Omari West to "Ye."

    If a judge signs off the the request, the rapper will no longer be known as Kanye and will instead take on the abbreviation of his name.

    According to the outlet, a judge will likely approve the request "unless there's evidence a name change is designed to commit fraud or other shenanigans."

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    KANYE RESPONDS TO DRAKE'S DISSTRACK

    Kanye responded to Drake's new diss track as the rappers' feud continued after Kim Kardashian affair rumors. 

    In a. deleted Instagram post, Kanye, 44, had shared an image of the text messages he sent out to at least eight people including someone with the initial "D", suspected to be Drake. 

    The first text was a still from the recent Joker movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix. 

    The second text message read: "I live for this. 

    "I've been f**ked with by nerd a** jock ni***s like you my whole life.

    "You will never recover. I promise you."

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    DIVORCE FROM KIM ONGOING

    Kanye's upcoming album comes amid his divorce from Kim Kardashian, who filed the paperwork last February.

    Throughout the LP, the controversial star has referenced his failed marriage and the loss of his family.

    The ex-couple share four kids together: North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.

    Despite their split, Kim has continued to show support for her ex and has attended both of Kanye's listening events alongside their children.

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    EVENT WILL FEATURE REPLICA OF KANYE'S CHILDHOOD HOME

    Kanye, 44, has been constructing a replica of his childhood home inside a Chicago stadium.

    Although he was born in Atlanta, the famed musician was raised in the mid-western city from age three.

    Over the weekend, the singer shared a photo of the middle-class abode to his Instagram, a small blue structure with a deteriorating exterior.

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    FANS ANGRY OVER ALBUM'S DELAY

    Fans have ransacked Twitter with furious messages about the album's continued delay.

    "So Kanye is doing another listening party on the 26th? This guy is making money by fooling us," one ranted.

    "Kanye lied to us, he been saying he releasing Donda for a month now," another claimed.

    A third fumed: "Where the f**k is Donda, Kanye.. I’m starting to get mad bro."

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    LISTENING EVENT TOMORROW

    Kanye has been in the throes of planning the third listening event, after hosting the first two at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

    The upcoming event will take place at Soldier Field in Chicago on August 26.

    The legendary record producer formerly promised fans he would drop the album on August 6, though the album was still not released.

    Tickets went on sale for the third listening party on August 20.

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    'FAILED MARRIAGE’

    This new compilation of music follows the rapper’s divorce from Kim Kardashian in February of this year.

    Throughout the LP, the controversial star has referenced his failed marriage and the loss of his family.

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    DOES KIM STILL SUPPORT KANYE?

    Kim has continued to show support for her ex and has attended both of Kanye’s listening events alongside their children.

    The ex-couple share four kids together: North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.

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    ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT PABLO TOUR

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    THE MEANING OF THE WORD 'YE'

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    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    Ahead of his new Donda listening event, Kanye revealed a $200 stem player, which allows users to “customize any song” from the album.

    According to Kanye's website, the player “control vocals, drums, bass, and samples” as well as “isolate parts, add effects, [and] split any song into stems.”

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    KANYE SPOTTED WITH WEDDING BAND

    Despite the untimely end of their relationship, Kanye was spotted wearing his wedding band earlier this week.

    The Yeezy creator fueled speculation of a rekindled relationship as the gold ring was put on display in one of his moody social media posts.

    The fashion designer wore a black T-shirt and a full face mask as he walked through a dark, floodlit warehouse in the photos.

    Kanye held his left hand on top of his head, as the ring reflected what little light was available in the image.

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    FANS FURIOUS OVER ALBUM DELAY

    Fans have ransacked Twitter with furious messages about the album's continued delay.

    "So Kanye is doing another listening party on the 26th? This guy is making money by fooling us," one ranted.

    "Kanye lied to us, he been saying he releasing Donda for a month now," another claimed.

    A third fumed: "Where the f**k is Donda, Kanye.. I’m starting to get mad bro."

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    FORMER RELEASE DATES

    The legendary record producer formerly promised fans he would drop Donda on August 6.

    However, after the first and second live stream events ended, the album was still not released.

    On August 26, Kanye will debut his third listening party, as fans wait patiently for his new LP.

    Tickets went on sale on August 20, and the event will be hosted at Soldier Field where the Chicago Bears play.

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    KANYE CONSTRUCTING CHILDHOOD HOME FOR LISTENING PARTY

    Kanye, 44, has been constructing a replica of his childhood home inside a Chicago stadium.

    Although he was born in Atlanta, the famed musician was raised in the mid-western city from age three.

    Over the weekend, the singer shared a photo of the middle-class abode to his Instagram, a small blue structure with a deteriorating exterior.

    On Monday, the Kanye fan account @WestSubEver posted a picture snapped of the replicated structure during construction on Soldier Field in the Chicago stadium.

    From the image, one could see the same light blue paint and box-like structure of the home as in the father of three's photo from last week.

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    KANYE WEST AND RODDY RICCH

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    CHICAGO CONCERTS WON'T REQUIRE VACCINATIONS

    Kanye's August 26 concert will not require vaccinations or a negative Covid test.

    The listening party will admit 38k people, lowered from 63k.

    Chicago Park District spokeswoman Michele Lemons spoke about the concert in a statement.

    “Kanye West’s performance is one of many examples that show that Chicago can be open and safe at the same time,” Lemons said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    “We have worked with Soldier Field on COVID-19 safety protocols, as we have other venues including Wrigley and Guaranteed Rate Fields, and feel this event can be safely held with the proper mitigation efforts in place.”

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    KANYE ON HIS MOTHER

    Kanye was extremely close to his mother, and her death seemed to impact him greatly.

    Kanye told Q magazine in 2015: “My mother was my everything. 

    “If I had never moved to LA, she’d be alive. I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears.”

    Ahead of the release of his new album on Friday, July 23, 2021, videos of the rapper with his mother emerged on social media.

    In 2020, Kanye released the song Donda, a testament to his late mother, a year before unveiling his 10th album.

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    HOW DID DONDA WEST DIE?

    On November 10, 2007, Donda West died of coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty.

    She underwent liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast reduction the day before she died.

    She was 58 years old at the time of her death.

    Records indicated that in 2001, two malpractice lawsuits against Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who performed procedures on Donda, ended in judgments of $217,337 and $250,000.

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    WHO WAS DONDA WEST?

    Donda was born on July 12, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    She was married to Ray West, father of Kanye, but after their divorce, she moved with her son to Chicago in 1980.

    The single mother earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the Virginia Union University, in Richmond Virginia.

    She received a Master’s degree at Atlanta University, Georgia.

    Donda furthered her education and received a Doctorate in English at Auburn University, Alabama.

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    WHAT IS THE DONDA LISTENING EVENT?

    West's name change request comes two days before his third 'Donda' listening event, which is scheduled of August 26, 2021.

    In July 2021, West announced his 10th studio album while performing on-stage at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during his first event.

    On Thursday, he will return to his hometown of Chicago for his third listening event of the highly anticipated album, named after his mother.

    At the second listening event, West revealed new features from the Weeknd, Jay Electronica, and the Lox. 

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