Just prior to the release of Kanye West’s tenth studio LP DONDA, fans were able to head over to the Chicago star’s official website to purchase a stem player — a device that would allow the user to manipulate West’s music. This week, the device has apparently landed in customers’ homes, as some have decided to share their new experiences with their stem player on social media.
One of the biggest revelations is that the slick piece of hardware also came with three unreleased tracks from West, including the André 3000-assisted collaboration “Life of the Party.” Fans were first able to hear the song when it was premiered on Drake’s Sound 42 radio station, and (upon receiving universal acclaim) also provoked a response from the OutKast legend himself.
The other two cuts that have been liberated are “Up From The Ashes,” a song that was reportedly created during West’s Jesus Is King sessions, and an updated version of the Young Thug-backed “Remote Control,” which now contains a boastful Kid Cudi verse that was removed from DONDA’s digital release:
“Could not understand, I am not your mans, see, I’m super, I got plans, trips across the land, diamonds dancin’ on my hands, Cudder in demand, I’m in pink like Killa’ Cam, holy goddamn, watch ‘em go, baby…”
DONDA officially made landfall in August, and the final product came with 27 tracks and a wealth of contributions from the likes of JAY-Z, Playboi Carti, Fivio Foreign, Lil Baby, The Weeknd, DaBaby, and Marilyn Manson. Following some of its earlier achievements, the album has officially crossed the billion stream mark on Spotify, becoming the fastest album on the platform to do so.