Kanye West's The Life of Pablo has been amended and changed since the moment it dropped February 14 on Tidal. The outspoken rapper has claimed many wild things about his album, and stated, perhaps most significantly, that TLOP "will never be available on Apple," and "never be for sale," a day after its release. Now that would have been a bold move, if it were only true.
Mashable reports that TLOP might be available on all major music streaming platforms as soon as Friday (April 1), including Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, and Google Play.
This news basically defies everything Kanye has said his artistry stands for since TLOP was unmoored earlier this year, but the album's march toward greater commercialization had already begun this week, when the songs "Famous" and "I Love Kanye," were added to Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, and the newly-formed Soundcloud Go.
Despite claims that TLOP accrued north of a quarter-billion streams on Tidal within a week of its release, hordes of Yeezy-diehards will relish the record's newfound accessibility. Unless this is some kind of April fool's hoax.