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Kanye makes a U-turn, releases a new track on Apple Music

Despite vowing vehemently never to release anything from "The Life of Pablo" on Cupertino's music streaming service, the extravagant rapper has now done just that
March 28, 2016

Kanye West said he'd never, ever release anything from “The Life of Pablo,” his latest album, on Apple Music (or on Spotify, or any other streaming service, for that matter). But now, the charismatic musician has made a dramatic U-turn, releasing a track from the album on Apple Music for subscribers to stream and listen to … if they wish.




You can indeed stream the track right now inside of Apple Music – just search for “Famous” by Kanye West, and it'll pop up in the search results (with a warning for explicit content). Apple even has a short line describing the song, noting that it's “a sinister reflection on fame – featuring a Rihanna hook and brilliant samples.”

As Pitchfork, which first spotted the change, explains, “Famous” is indeed no longer exclusive to Tidal, the Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kanye-backed music streaming service that's so far failed to gain significant traction. There's also a minor line change, signalling that Kanye's chosen to release his updated version of the song on Apple Music.

It is also the updated version of the song, which swaps the original line "she be Puerto Rican day parade wavin'" for "she in school to be a real estate agent."

- Pitchfork

You can click this link to stream “Famous” on Apple Music. Though don't get too excited for the full release of “The Life of Pablo.” Even though Kayne has taken a step back and brought this track to Cupertino's service, I'd be surprised if he went the whole hog and released the entire album. Instead, today's move was likely made to hook fans in and towards Tidal.