ATL Jacob Unclear How He Will Be Paid For Ye’s ‘Donda 2’

ATL Jacob was one of the creative minds who lent their talents to Yes‘s Donna 2 earlier this year, but unfortunately he has yet to see any of the fruits of his labor.

In a new interview with Vlad TVthe manufacturer behind Donna 2 rockers “Pablo,” “Louie Bags” and “Keep It Burning” opened up about the lack of payment he and the other creatives face due to the unusual rollout of the album. Since the project was only released on Ye’s Voice Player device and not on streaming services, there is no clear way to collect royalties.

“Everybody was confused like, ‘How are we going to get paid?'” Jacob said in the interview. “I’m still confused. If he was banned from Stem Player now, how will we get paid?”

While Donna 2 remains on Stem Player for now despite many companies are cutting ties with Ye over his anti-Semitic comments is uncharted territory as far as royalties are concerned and no payment has been issued. And even though he hasn’t had the chance to talk to Ye about the issue yet, Jacob doesn’t seem too upset.

“I’m not tripping though because I’ve learned a lot working on them, just creatively,” he added. “I learned a lot. Even business, I learned a lot. … As long as the songs aren’t out in the public and I still didn’t get paid, that’s cool. You just learn.”

He nodded when asked if he was disappointed the project wasn’t released publicly.

During a conversation on Discord earlier this week, Stem Player owner Alex Klein made it clear that he would not cut ties with Ye despite the controversy.

“I don’t believe it,” Klein said, according to the report Showbiz411“There’s nothing on [the album] it’s anti-Semitic.”

On Donna 2s release earlier this year, Charlamagne Tha God expressed his disapproval that Ye only put his music on the player.

“It’s smart if you’re selling technology, it’s not smart if you’re selling music,” he said. “If I’m an artist, I don’t know why I should celebrate, it’s not like they paid $200 for music, they paid $200 for a Stem Player. How does this revolutionize the music industry? Because you even have to be a show caliber of artist to get someone to buy something for $200.”

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The publication allegedly earned over 2 million on his first day.

“To make the $2.2 million we made in the first day on the stem player, the album would have had to be streamed 500 million times,” Ye wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post. “We got more revenue on stem player without the album even being out than we would have when the album was out on streaming.”

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