Kanye West Might Release ‘TLOP’ on Apple Music on April Fool’s Day, Loves Song So Much He Buys a Domain Name for It
Joke’s on who?
As Kanye West tinkered with The Life of Pablo, his “album in movement”, he probably realized that its residence on Tidal might not be enough for it to penetrate the masses, given its marginal subscription rate in comparison to other streaming services.
Over the past two days, West has added “Famous” and “I Love Kanye” to Spotify, and even created an individual website for his self-meme of a freestyle over at ilovekanyesong.com. The site provides links to the track on Tidal, Apple Music and Spotify.
The latest update to West’s entire album occurred last night (Mar. 30), as discovered by a Reddit user, with the most obvious evidence in the addition of a lyric to “Ultralight Beam”.
Some people are speculating that this is the final master edit, as Mashable reports that the album will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Rhapsody on Friday (Apr. 1). There is speculation that it also might launch on Soundcloud Go, despite the rapper’s original claims:
My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Billboard reports that West will be represented by Justin Bieber’s current manager Scooter Braun moving forward in tandem with his longtime rep, Izzy Zivkovic, based on sources who claim that he has been working with Braun for about a month. The deal is in a very initial phase given that there is no formal agreement in place and that West is still represented by United Talent Agency (UTA) in all areas.
“Scooter is a friend and confidant and is consulting with Kanye,” an insider tells Billboard.
April Fools joke, or indecisive Kanye? No doubt there will be a Twitter storm about it.