It’s hard to forget the pleas from Kanye West for fans and listeners to sign up for TIDAL. As he put in his own words, it would only ever be released on TIDAL, and TIDAL would be the only place you could hear it.
Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
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
And as Tech Crunch points out, that’s still technically true. You can’t stream the full album on any other service. However, certain tracks are now available on Google Play, Spotify and Apple Music, like “Famous.” The lyrics have actually been changed from the original, from “she be Puerto Rican day parade wavin’” to “she in school to be a real estate agent.”
Additionally, Kanye put up a new track on Soundcloud yesterday called “Ultralight Prayer,” likely a play off his other track “Ultralight Beam.” There aren’t any Kanye vocals on this tune, ironically, but it’s also a phenomenal track, so take from it what you will.