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According to the New York Times, West is set to make his new album “The Life of Pablo” available for purchase outside of Tidal, just months. Kanye West decided to not sell any physical CDs alongside 2016's The Life of Pablo, which became the first streaming-only album to go platinum. For those of you who aren't Tidal devotees, you can now buy and stream Kanye West's ever-changing seventh album, The Life of Pablo.

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Review: More Is Always More on Kanye West's Sprawling The Life of Pablo

Say what you will about Kanye West, but he’s one of the few remaining artists who can make an album launch a newsworthy event on its own. Sometimes that has more to do with his brash personality than with his music—even those people who declare themselves to be utterly divorced from pop culture probably have an opinion on West and his antics.

West’s eighth album, which he referred to as “a gospel album with a lot of cursing on it” early in February, began life as So Help Me God long ago, then was redubbed Swish and transmuted into Waves before becoming #TLOPThe Life of Pablo. It debuted during a Madison Square Garden event that doubled as a fashion show for West’s clothing line and was beamed to movie theaters around the world—and then had tracks added to it for its initial commercial release, via the artist-centric streaming service Tidal, two days later. (He’s now said that the album will never be made available for purchase, and will only stream on Tidal.) Being in on its accelerated, highly public process over the year’s opening weeks was like watching the smartest kid in the class finish his homework on the bus ride to school, interspersed with self-promotional boasts that seemed essential to the hurried prodigy’s progress.

Does The Life Of Pablo bear out West’s Twitter-igniting self-adulation? Yes—to an extent. It’s sprawling and unpredictable, immersed in celebrity culture while at times being stubbornly withdrawn from it. It trafficks in myths taken from both the Bible and The Book of Kanye. Its guest list features old hands like El DeBarge, up-and-comers like Chance The Rapper and Desiigner, and chart stalwarts like Rihanna and The Weeknd. Its instrumentals teem with flourishes that are as informed by crate-diggers’ boundless discographical knowledge of acts like the gloomy post-punk act Section 25 as they are by pop savants’ familiarity with the power of the hook. In short: It’s a lot.

The hymnlike opener “Ultralight Beam” is West at his best, even though he’s almost a supporting player on his own track; West is joined by Chance The Rapper as well as soul savant The-Dream, R&B belter Kelly Price, gospel crossover star Kirk Franklin, and a choir—as well as a sample of a four-year-old whose anti-Satan testimonial was found on Instagram. The lyrics question faith and fate as the music ebbs and swells, with Franklin providing a closing blessing for, among others, “everyone that feels like they’ve said ‘I’m sorry’ too many times.”

West, obviously, has been in that position, and The Life Of Pablo offers multiple instances where he knows he’ll likely be called on to apologize again, from his inventive ideas about a GoPro’s bedroom uses on “Highlights” to his musings about Taylor Swift’s carnal availability and his role in her eventual world domination on “Famous.” Like most of Pablo‘s tracks, these songs sound great—DeBarge’s falsetto gives “Highlights” disco-ball splendor, while the bed of “Famous” shifts between the stormy and the sweet, as West’s broadsides switch off with Rihanna’s open-hearted reading of the Jimmy Webb-penned farewell track “Do What You Gotta Do.”

West’s recent period—let’s call it the Post-Kim Era—has reveled in contradictions like these, balancing jaw-dropping boasts of his greatness with soul-baring confessionals, juxtaposing ear-blasting noise with divinely inspired soul, looking to the future while taking time to aim at figures who wronged him years ago. The Life of Pablo is a maximalist statement that at times looms too large for its own good; the previously released Nike-bashing “Facts” works better as a raucous New Year’s Eve freestyle than a committed-to-album statement, while “Silver Surfer Intermission” only makes sense if you recall the details of the Twitter beef that led to its existence. And the album could change entirely; ticket-buyers for the Madison Square Garden simulcast received a note Monday calling the Tidal release a “partial version.” But even in its current form, Pablo has enough moments of beauty and surprise and, yes, vulnerability to be—if far from perfect—consistently compelling and pushing toward something bigger.

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Kanye West fan suing over Life of Pablo's appearance on Spotify

A Kanye West fan is suing over the rapper’s claim that his latest album would only be available to subscribers of the music-streaming service Tidal.

The proposed class action lawsuit filed Monday in a federal court in San Francisco by Justin Baker-Rhett states that he was duped into subscribing to Tidal based on West’s promises that his album The Life of Pablo would only be available there and not anywhere else. The album is now available on other streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify.

An email sent to Tidal seeking comment by the Associated Press was not immediately returned.

The lawsuit alleges the promise of exclusive access to West’s latest album led to an influx of new Tidal subscribers and allowed the service to collect users’ personal information.

The album was streamed on Tidal more than 400m times before being made available for streaming on Spotify and other service on 1 April. Earlier this month it became the first album to reach No 1 in the US primarily through streaming.

Though West has broken his promises about his album’s availability, he is unlikely to go back on his vow that it won’t be released as a physical record or CD. The rapper has declared that the record is a living entity which has already been subject to tinkering and upgrades since its release in February.

Источник: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/18/kanye-west-fan-lawsuit-life-of-pablo-album-tidal-spotify

A Pissed Off Fan Sues Kanye West For Making Him Get A Tidal Subscription

If you remember, Kanye West ranted, excuse us, had a “stream of consciousness” during the time The Life of Pablo was released. The passionate lyricist said his latest project would be available on Tidal only, and Yeezy fans had to purchase subscriptions to the streaming service in order to partake in ‘Ye’s latest musical offering.

Well, earlier this month, Pablo became available for streaming on other platforms including Apple Music and Spotify. For those who weren’t about that Tidal life, being able to stream the record on the other sites, including Mr. West’s proved to be an early Christmas gift. However, one fan Justin Baker-Rhett was livid he purchased a Tidal subscription. He was so pissed, he filled a class-action lawsuit in a San Francisco U.S District Court because of it.

The lawsuit claims West tricked listeners into purchasing the $9.99 subscription in order to listen to the album or as its described a “deceptive marketing ploy” that “fraudulently [induced] millions of American consumers into paying for Tidal’s rescue.”

The lawsuit goes onto claim Tidal was “quietly teetering on the brink of collapse” before its Pablo stream, which “had a profound impact on Tidal’s business.” Another gripe the lawsuit has is it contends that TLOP gave Tidal ample information about its new subscribers.

“We fully support the right of artists to express themselves freely and creatively, however creative freedom is not a license to mislead the public,” Jay Edelson, Baker-Rhett’s attorney said. “We believe that we will be able to prove to a jury that Mr. West and Tidal tricked millions of people into subscribing to their services and that they will ultimately be held accountable for what they did.”

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Martin Shkreli already paid millions to purchase one rap album, and now he's offering a hefty price for another.

The pharmaceutical CEO, who bought the sole copy of of Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million last year, is now willing to put up $10 million for Kanye West's The Life of Pablo. In a letter posted to Twitter on Thursday night, as 'Ye was premiering the album during a listening session and fashion show at Madison Square Garden, the 32-year-old Shkreli proposed that Kanye "withhold the release" of T.L.O.P. and instead "sell this recording solely to me."

Unless he wants to end up in a feud with Shkreli like the Wu's Ghostface Killah, Kanye should probably pass on this opportunity (there are also many, many other reasons he should not do this).

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Kanye West’s technological gamble on “Life of Pablo” pays off

Musicians often protest the toll that streaming music services, illegal downloads and leaked tracks have taken on their business models. But when you’re as big as Kanye West, Beyonce or Taylor Swift, technology is no threat. Instead, it offers pop-music titans an opportunity to exert greater artistic control over their album rollouts and creative processes.

There’s perhaps no better example of this than the intentionally scrambled release of West’s seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo. Most album releases follow a deliberate pattern: Musicians do a tour, release a single or two, release an album, perform it on TV, then go on another tour. West hasn’t just upset this formula; he’s crumpled it up and thrown it in the garbage, then set it on fire.

The Life of Pablo isn’t available in stores. West has tweeted that he doesn’t plan on selling physical copies. He’s also opted to elude Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music and iTunes. Instead, the complete album is available only on Tidal, the streaming service he co-owns with other major music artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. (West briefly made it available for purchase on kanyewest.com, but took it down shortly afterward, directing users to Tidal instead.)

Metro Boomin, a 22-year-old producer who worked on West’s new album, thinks the rapper’s digital-only release strategy is keeping with the times.

“Think about all the people that are 13 and 14 and 15,” he said in a radio interview on March 12. “They don’t give a fuck about buying CDs, at all. That’s damn near like a tape from when I was younger to them. If you’re 13, a CD? It’s crazy.”

Very few artists have the power to restrict a release to only one platform in the age of streaming music. And plenty of people illegally downloadedThe Life of Pablo. But overall, West’s strategy seems to have paid off. Tidal has soared up the App Store charts since the album was uploaded at 3 AM on Feb. 13 and peaked at number 1. (It was back down to 178 as of March 18.)

West has subverted album rollout tradition in a number of other ways too. Over the course of a number of weeks starting on January 8, West released tracks from the album on select Friday’s using the popular streaming music service SoundCloud—a tradition he started in 2010, dubbing them “GOOD Fridays.” He’s essentially already “toured” with the album as well. His watched the event live online, according to Tidal.

And weeks after the initial release, West is still tinkering with his album. He’s changed lines around in some songs and altered the production on others. He even dramatically changed one song, “Wolves,” in response to critiques from fans who missed the guest vocals from an earlier version of the track, released back in Feb. 2015.

When he fixed the song by adding in guest vocals by Sia and Vic Mensa on March 16, West called The Life of Pablo a “living breathing changing creative expression”–a diagnosis with which it’s hard to disagree.

Meanwhile, West has used his Twitter account as a way to directly communicate with his fans and lift the veil on his artistic process. He’s tweeted extensively about changing the album’s name, adding tracks, and cutting others, all while posting hand-drawn illustrations of his collaborators and photos from the studio.

West also took to Twitter to explain the album’s slight delay. “BLAME CHANCE,” West joked, because 22-year-old artist Chance the Rapper had convinced West to add the song “Waves” to the album. West’s obsessive adjustments paid off—”Waves” is one of the album’s best tracks.

West’s strategy shows how well he understands social media as a promotional tool. But it also demonstrates how deeply he understands his fans, who have thrilled at the chance to feel like insiders. Data from Google Trends shows that searches for “Kanye West” reached the second-highest peak of his career in February 2016. We all know that musicians constantly tinker with their work behind the scenes. West successfully spiked excitement for his album by showing us just how he does it.

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Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

After moving his latest album The Life of Pablo from its Tidal exclusivity, Kanye West has hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

West also made history by debuting at No. 1: TLOP is now the first album on the Billboard 200 to earn a top slot with a majority of its sales— in this case 70 per cent — as streaming albums.

READ MORE: Kanye West asks “white publications” not to comment on black music

TLOP was initially released as a Tidal exclusive on Feb. 13, and was only alternatively available for purchase on West’s personal site. At that time, it wasn’t possible to analyze sale numbers because they aren’t made available to Billboard.

Ever since April 1, when TLOP was made available via other streaming sites (it still lives, in part, on Tidal and KanyeWest.com), the album has been downloaded tens of thousands of times.

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This marks history for West on a personal level as well, as this is his seventh straight album to debut at No. 1, following his last success in 2013 with Yeezy.

West has confirmed he will tour to support TLOP, claiming on Twitter that he’s “working on the tour designs.” He did not specify when the tour would take place, or what cities it would visit.

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Kanye West fan suing over Life of Pablo's appearance on Spotify

A Kanye West fan is suing over the rapper’s claim that his latest album would only be available to subscribers of the music-streaming service Tidal.

The proposed class action lawsuit filed Monday in a federal kanye west the life of pablo purchase in San Francisco by Justin Baker-Rhett states that he was duped into subscribing to Tidal based on West’s promises that his album The Life of Pablo would only be available there and not anywhere else. The album is now available on other streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify.

An email sent to Tidal seeking comment by the Associated Press was not immediately returned.

The lawsuit alleges the promise of exclusive access to West’s latest album led to an influx of new Tidal subscribers and allowed the service to collect users’ personal information.

The album was streamed on Tidal more than 400m times before being made available for streaming on Spotify and other service on 1 April. Earlier this month it became the first album to reach Kanye west the life of pablo purchase 1 in the US primarily through streaming.

Though West has broken his promises about his album’s availability, he is unlikely to go back on his vow that it won’t be released as a physical kanye west the life of pablo purchase or CD. The rapper has declared that the record is a living entity which has already been subject to tinkering and upgrades since its release in February.

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Martin Shkreli already paid millions to purchase one rap album, and now he's offering a hefty price for another.

The pharmaceutical CEO, who bought the sole copy of of Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon kanye west the life of pablo purchase Time in Shaolin for $2 million last year, is now willing to put up $10 million for Kanye West's The Life of Pablo. In a letter posted to Twitter on Thursday night, as 'Ye was premiering the album during a listening session and fashion show at Madison Square Garden, the 32-year-old Shkreli proposed that Kanye "withhold the release" of T.L.O.P. and instead "sell this recording solely to me."

Unless he wants to end up in a feud with Shkreli like the Wu's Ghostface Killah, Kanye should probably pass on this opportunity (there are also many, many other reasons he should not do this).

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Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

After moving his latest album The Life of Pablo from its Tidal exclusivity, Kanye West has hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

West also made history by debuting at No. 1: TLOP is now the first album on the Billboard 200 to earn a top slot with a majority of its sales— in this case 70 per cent — as streaming albums.

READ MORE: Kanye West asks “white publications” not to comment on black music

TLOP was initially released as a Tidal exclusive on Feb. 13, and was only alternatively available for purchase on West’s personal site. At that time, it wasn’t possible to analyze sale numbers because they aren’t made available to Billboard.

Ever since April 1, when TLOP was made available via other streaming sites (it still lives, kanye west the life of pablo purchase part, on Tidal and KanyeWest.com), the album has been downloaded tens of thousands of times.

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READ MORE: Artist paints huge Kanye West mural, asks him for $100K and a lifetime of Yeezys to take it down

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This marks history for West on a personal level as well, as this is his seventh straight album to debut at No. 1, following his last success in 2013 with Yeezy.

West has confirmed he will tour to support TLOP, claiming on Twitter that he’s “working on the tour designs.” He did not specify when the tour would take place, or what cities it would visit.

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After countless album title changes, Thursday's world premiere at Madison Square Garden, and a surprise G.O.O.D. Friday release, Kanye West has officially released his seventh solo project, The Life Of Pablo. [Note: (2/15 12:43 p.m.): Kanye West has decided not to sell his album until the 21st. This contradicted earlier reports and information from a press release sent out by TIDAL.] The album is exclusively available for purchase on his website now, as he announced after his second performance on SNL. The album and four bonus tracks will also be available for streaming to TIDAL subscribers. [Note: (1:38 a.m.) The info about the bonus tracks was provided to The FADER by an official TIDAL spokesperson. They do not appear to be part of the release.]

The album has the 18 tracks that Chance The Rapperteased on Twitter on Saturday morning. Rihanna, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla Sign, and Frank Ocean all make appearances on the album.

The album's exclusivity on TIDAL, as well as Thursday's livestream, completely contradicts earlier reports that Kanye West was "distancing" himself from the streaming service. This move also leaves iTunes shut out of the process. A rep for Apple declined to comment for this story.

Stream the album via TIDAL below:

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