Corey Taylor – Kanye West Charging $200 for ‘Donda 2′ Stem Player Is ‘Pompous and Ridiculous’
There have been a variety of artists over the years trying out a number of different release models, but recently rapper Kanye West bypassed the streaming option for his Donda 2 album in favor of launching his own service called a Stem Player that would cost $200 (£150) to access the music. While the service does come with some unique features, the move has received some criticism from fans and peers alike. Slipknot's Corey Taylor weighed in with his thoughts in a recent chat with Metro.
During the interview, Taylor was asked as tipped by The Pit about the player, to which he responded, “‘It’s like releasing all the parts for a car and sending them to people’s houses and going there, you got a free car, now you’ve got to figure out how to build the goddamn thing. You’re assuming that the audience has the access and same technology that you have but you’re a fucking moron for doing that. Are you serious? It doesn’t work that way. The thinking that that’s a smart thing to do just shows you how convoluted and off the fucking property Kanye West really is."
He went on to add, “When you’ve got that much money and that much people around you telling you exactly what you want to hear, your concept of reality just goes right out the fucking window. People can’t afford their fucking apartments for fuck’s sake. It’s not right."
The singer concluded, “It’s just so pompous and ridiculous. If we [Slipknot] did that, we would be fucking demonized but I guarantee people are looking at him like he’s a genius, and it’s like for fuck’s sake, pull your head out of your ass, put it on CDs and just fucking give it to people. If you want to do that, put it together in a way that people can actually listen to it. It’s such fucking horseshit.”
Taylor, meanwhile, has plenty of his own music releases to consider at the moment. He just released his solo covers EP, CMFB ... Sides, and has been working with Slipknot toward their next studio album. The band has already released "The Chapeltown Rag" as the lead single from the still yet to be announced set.