Kanye West tweeted last month that his album The Life Of Pablo will never be on Apple or for sale, and he’s sticking to his word so far. Although today Def Jam issued the first single from the album – ‘Famous’ featuring Rihanna. The track was recently updated on TIDAL and is now being serviced out to rhythmic and urban radio today. The song is also available on Spotify & Apple Music, but it is still not available for purchase. This is a similar route other artists have taken in the past, but it was under different circumstances. Beyonce only issued the singles of her self-titled album to streaming services until the re-release dropped, but the album was not streaming anywhere at the time while TLOP is streaming exclusively on TIDAL. It’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the album rolls out – because fans are still waiting for their digital copy of the album that they purchased from Kanye before the album came out, and according to Kanye the album isn’t done yet. Oh Kanye.
My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.
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