Say goodbye to Kanye West CDs…forever. The hip-hop mogul took his fans by surprise by vowing to never release another compact disc during his career.
Mr. West jumped on his favorite social media platform, Twitter, to make the shocking announcement. “I was thinking about not making CDs ever again… Only streaming,” he tweeted. “The Yeezus album packaging was an open casket to CDs r.i.p. uuuuuuum, so there it is… No more CDs from me.”
He plans to only release future music via streaming services à la TIDAL, which premiered The Life of Pablo.
Yeezus‘ packaging — a clear cover and blank CD — was minimalistic, but past Yeezy efforts were far more elaborate, as fans have shown on Twitter.
So far, he’s living up to that promise. Physical copies of The Life of Pablo have not been released. Now, it appears none will arrive from Turbo Grafx 16, West’s follow-up, due this summer.
But CD packaging wasn’t the only thing on ‘Ye’s mind today. The rapper also fired off some tweets about staying true to himself.
“Why do people not want me to be me?” he asked. “I want people to be the best version of themselves and I will be the best version of me. Growing and learning but not being told to stop …not being stunted. please avoid trying to talk me out of being me in the future.”