Kanye West fans who don't have a Tidal subscription got a small treat on Monday. The rapper's song “Famous” off his “The Life of Pablo” album has been made available on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. The song is the first off the album made available since its Feb. 14 release.
The track made headlines when “The Life of Pablo” was released because of it’s controversial lyrics about Taylor Swift. The 38-year-old rapper brought back up his feud with Swift that started when he interrupted her at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards while she was accepting the award for best female video. In “Famous” West takes credit for her fame, while also suggesting that he would hook up with the pop star.
“Famous” is now on streaming services, but the rapper has yet to comment on Twitter about the song's release. He also hasn't revealed if other tracks or the full album will appear on streaming services. The “Stronger” rapper said on Twitter in February that “The Life of Pablo” would never be for sale nor would it appear on Apple. Since it’s release, the album has only been available on Tidal.
You can listen to “Famous” below:
Although it’s possible for the full “The Life of Pablo” album to be made available across all streaming platforms, fans shouldn't get their hopes up about a physical release. Earlier this month, Kanye revealed that he was done making CDs in a series of tweets. He said all of his new music would only be available for streaming, which could also be bad news for those hoping for a vinyl copy.
The release of “Famous” comes a day after Kanye released “Ultralight Prayer” on Easter Sunday. According to Hot New Hip Hop, the track features “a fuller version of the gospel sample found on ‘Ultralight Beam.’” The “30 Days” rapper is continuing to make changes to “The Life of Pablo” here and there by tightening up some of the tracks and re-releasing them.
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