Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ Available to Stream in Full
The question of whether Kanye West would make The Life of Pablo available throughout all (or most) streaming platforms seemed to receive an answer this week when "Famous" was announced as the album's lead single and "I Love Kanye" popped up on Spotify not long after. Making matters even more definitive, word came out on Thursday that the album would be made available via Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, Google Play and SoundCloud Go today (April 1) and sure enough, it is.
Pablo's emergence on these platforms comes after weeks of discussion as to whether the album would ever elevate beyond a Tidal exclusive, with the Jay Z owned streaming service reporting this week that Kanye's seventh solo studio album was streamed 250 million times in ten days following its release and 400 million times as of Monday (March 28). There is no doubt that exclusive rights to Kanye's latest gave the service a major boost, with figures in late February showing a subscription increase of 1.5 million. Kanye himself has even ridden for Tidal, questioning a hater at the airport around the same time.
But Pablo's release throughout the steaming world should by no means indicate that the album has reached it's completed form. Just as he continued to update the Tidal version of the album, a statement by Def Jam appearing in The New York Times says that “in the months to come, Kanye will release new updates, new versions and new iterations of the album."
Listen to all 19 tracks from The Life of Pablo courtesy of Spotify below, or purchase a digital download of the album (for $20) at Kanye's own shop site.
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